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Rick Nash placed on IR, still has symptoms (update)

Oct 14, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers skates on the forecheck in the third period of their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Rangers defeated the Kings 3-1.
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Update: The New York Rangers have placed Rick Nash on the injured reserve, according to sources including ESPN.

Rick Nash still isn’t skating nearly a week after being subjected to a high hit from San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst part.

“He’s still feeling symptoms, so until I hear otherwise I don’t expect him back,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault explained, according to the team’s Twitter account.

If the Rangers ever needed Nash, it’s now. They have lost four of their first five games and have been outscored 20-5 in their last three contests. The Rangers have put Martin Biron and Arron Asham on waivers as an early attempt to turn things around before they find themselves in too big of a hole.

This is the second time this year that Nash has been sidelined with a suspected concussion. The last one occurred on Feb. 12 when he absorbed a hit from Boston’s Milan Lucic.

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