Nash Feeling Better, Conditioning Must Improve

After skating for a fourth straight day during the Rangers optional game day skate this morning, Rick Nash discussed his status as he continues to recover from a concussion he suffered last month (via Rangers Twitter)…

"I was a little slow, a little out of shape, but the important part is that I feel good otherwise."

Nash, who was told by his neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Scott Kutcher that there were no long term effects, says with the investment the Rangers have made in him, it would be stupid to rush back.

…couldn't agree more with Nash on that final sentiment. Maybe he pulls a Staal returns for one of the outdoor games.

…there's been a lot of talk in the comments section about where Nash fits into the lineup when he's cleared to return. And while it's definitely way too early to speculate, I'll add my two cents. I know he's Rick Nash and you'd like to see him on the top line with Step and Kreider, but that line has too much balance going for it right now. Maybe Nash on a line with Brassard and Callahan is the better way to go initially. I know that would take Callahan off the right wing, but someone has to accommodate Nash and I don't think anyone wants Callahan bumped down to the third line either.

Although, Rangers website beat writer Jim Cerny might have given us some insight…

…what the hell do I know.

And he's a sight for sore eyes…

…poor Talbot. That's just not fair.

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