McDonagh to Return Tonight, Nash a Game-Time Decision (UPDATE: Gilroy Likely Out, Eminger In)


– Tough blow for Gilroy, who's played well enough since coming up and shown some offensive ability. However, this gives Eminger a chance to show that his performance vs. Jets (20:38 TOI, assist) on Tuesday wasn't a fluke and deserves to play. 

Original Post:

Ryan McDonagh (undisclosed injury) and Rick Nash (undisclosed injury) were out on the ice for the Rangers' AM skate prior to tonight's matchup with the Lightning. According to multiple reports, McDonagh says he will be playing tonight. Rick Nash is likely to return.

 Michael Del Zotto (undisclosed injury) did skate but was unavailable in the locker room for an update.

– And just like that, the Rangers are getting healthy. Would be a huge boost to get both McD and Nash back tonight. Especially for the offense.

– Never had to write undisclosed injury so many times before.

Meanwhile, Steve Zipay of Newsday informs us of the likely scratch for tonight's game should Nash be healthy enough to play.

– Just send the kid down to the Whale already.

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