Skip to content

Answers are few in the case of Rick Nash

Nov 7, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers in action during the home opening NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Rangers 4-1.
(October 2, 2013 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

We wrote Tuesday about the “growing concern” for Rangers forward Rick Nash, who’s been out with a head injury since Oct. 8 when he was hit by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart.

Nash, 29, will miss another game tonight when New York visits his old team in Columbus. And at this point, a return to action doesn’t seem imminent.

An ESPNNewYork.com source said that Nash “continues” to perform occasional physical activity at the team’s training facility, which sounds like a long way from being cleared for contact.

The Rangers are feeling Nash’s absence. They’re currently ranked 25th in goals per game (2.07), though they did score five times last night versus Pittsburgh.

New York’s offensive struggles were part of the reason the Nail Yakupov trade rumors created such a buzz. Remember, the Rangers don’t have Marian Gaborik anymore either.

“I just hope [Nash is] going to be healthy real soon,” said teammate Derick Brassard. “The team needs him – he’s our best offensive player.”

Latest Posts
  1. Nill believes Stars have ‘two No. 1 goalies’

    Aug 1, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Jim Nill AP

    Lehtonen and Niemi will account for $10.4 million in cap space next season.

  2. No extension on the horizon for Flyers’ Brayden Schenn

    Aug 1, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

    Brayden Schenn Getty Images

    He’s heading into the final year of his two-year, $5 million deal.

  3. Jets partner with ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers

    Aug 1, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

    ECHL_-_logo

    Winnipeg was affiliated with the Ontario Reign last season.

  4. Armed with new deal, Galchenyuk expects to have a ‘great year’

    Aug 1, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

    Alex Galchenyuk Getty Images

    He signed a two-year, bridge contract worth $5.6 million on Thursday.

  5. Arbitrator awards Marcus Johansson $3.75M contract

    Jul 31, 2015, 9:01 PM EDT

    Marcus Johansson Getty Images

    That’s close to the middle between his and Washington’s requests.

  6. Maloney: RFA Domingue will play in Europe

    Jul 31, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

    Louis Domingue Getty Images

    The decision surprised Arizona’s general manager.

  7. Siegenthaler signs entry-level contract with Caps

    Jul 31, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jonas Siegenthaler Getty Images

    The defenseman spent the 2014-15 campaign in the Swiss League.

  8. One month later, Mike Richards’ future remains murky

    Jul 31, 2015, 2:46 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v New York Rangers Getty Images

    There is a key deadline approaching though.

  9. Subban working out with former Olympian Ben Johnson

    Jul 31, 2015, 1:16 PM EDT

    P.K. Subban Getty Images

    Johnson won a gold medal in 1988, but it was taken away because of a positive steroids test.

  10. Quebecor seeks partners in Quebec City bid

    Jul 31, 2015, 11:50 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators Getty Images

    There’s a $500 million expansion fee to consider.

  11. How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos?

    Jul 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Carolina Hurricanes v Philadelphia Flyers Getty Images

    Because once Voracek’s eight-year contract kicks in, they’ll be part of that list.

  12. Report: Further coaching hires expected for Sharks

    Jul 30, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT

    Peter DeBoer Getty Images

    Former NHL stars are among the list of likely candidates.

  13. Habs’ Galchenyuk inks two-year extension

    Jul 30, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT

    Alex Galchenyuk Getty Images

    The deal is reportedly worth $5.6 million.

  14. Flames prospect Kylington cleared to play in North America

    Jul 30, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT

    Oliver Kylington Getty Images

    At one point he was listed as the top European skater in the 2015 draft.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. D. Stepan (2607)
  2. L. Couture (1782)
  3. J. Toews (1775)
  4. G. Bettman (1635)
  5. A. Chiasson (1557)
  1. B. Gionta (1404)
  2. C. Wilson (1391)
  3. A. Larsson (1389)
  4. B. Holtby (1256)
  5. N. Bonino (1249)