The New York Rangers have won 6 of their last 8 games, allowing them to fight their way back into the playoff picture after a terrible October. But the injury to star player Rick Nash prevents the Blueshirts from truly hitting their potential as a top team in the Eastern Conference. On that front, there is good news out of New York today. Despite sitting 15 games with a concussion, the big winger has taken to the ice at Rangers practice again. His second on-ice appearance in the span of a few days is a good sign for Nash, who first rejoined practice sessions on November 9th. With concussions there are often setbacks. In what is becoming a string of consecutive practices, Nash may be symptom free and nearing close to a full recovery. For more details on Nash concussion symptoms read this article by the New York Daily News.
Nash’s return date to the lineup is still undetermined, however, his participation in practice bodes well for the club. The big power forward led the team in goals last season, with 21; his production is irreplaceable. Nash’s 310 career goals thrusts him into elite company as one of only four active players to hit the milestone without playing a single game in the 1990’s. He shares that distinction with Alex Ovechkin (385), Dany Heatley (362), and former Ranger Marian Gaborik (341).
The Rangers are easing Nash in slowly:
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) November 13, 2013
There is no news on when the Rangers star forward will return to the lineup, but the fact he’s practicing is a very good sign he may be able to rejoin the team in a game at some point very soon.