Nash Misses Practice; Still Feeling Symptoms (Update: Placed on IR)

Update, 5:50 p.m.:
Steve Zipay at Newsday reports the Rangers have retroactivated the IR back to last Tuesday, meaning Nash is eligible to play against the Caps on Wednesday.

…despite this move, I still think Nash is going to be out for awhile.

Update, 5:04 p.m.:
According to Pat Leonard at the Daily News, Nash has been placed on injured reserve, which would open up an additional roster spot if the Rangers wanted to add two forwards.

Nash is now ineligible to compete in NHL games for a period of not less than seven days. Unless the team retroactivates the IR back to the date of the injury (last Tuesday) which would allow for Nash to play as soon as he is deemed healthy.

Arron Asham was waived earlier today.

…looking more and more like Miller AND Kreider could be on their way to New York.

Original Post:
The Rangers returned to practice today following yesterday's off day. That is, everyone returned except for Rick Nash, who, according to Alain Vigneault is still suffering from "symptoms" resulting from a high hit he took from Brad Stuart in San Jose last week…

"He's still feeling symptoms, so until I hear otherwise I don't expect him back"

…not exactly what we all wanted to hear considering the Rangers lack of scoring this early season. If he's still feeling symptoms, we might not see him for a minimum of two weeks.

…you have to wonder if a trade will be in the works as the Rangers don't have anyone in their system who would come even close to replicating Nash's expected output.

With Nash out, according to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, Vigneault stressed the need to add skill to the line-up.

…if the Rangers do decide to look in house, you have assume either Kreider or Miller will be recalled.

…seriously, why am I not hearing the name Mashinter?

In some positive injury news, Carl Hagelin (shoulder), who practiced in a non-contact jersey today, says (via Newsday) that he skated every day the Rangers were out West and his shoulder is improving. Hagelin added that he will talk to team doctors in a couple of days about contact.

…due to being placed on LTIR, Hagelin will miss a minimum of five more games, so the Rangers won't be able to count on him for at least two more weeks.

An additional note on possible Cam Talbot call-up as Vigneault tells Gross that recalling Talbot up will be discussed and also acknowledged Johan Hedberg's will come up but didn't feel as though he was here long enough in camp.

…sounds like Talbot is the guy.

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