The Rangers reported today that Rick Nash skated for the third straight day before this morning's practice.
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record notes that Nash skated for about 40 minutes with Dom Moore (oblique) and mostly did conditioning drills with very little puck work or shooting.
…very encouraging. Sounds like Nash is focusing on getting himself back into game shape for when he's ultimately given the green light to practice again.
Speaking of Moore, Gross notes that after skating with Nash he joined the team during full practice as the eighth defenseman.
Alain Vigneault said after practice that Moore will not play against the Devils tomorrow, but should be ready for Saturday night in Montreal.
"I am feeling better by the day… (the oblique) feels good, just gotta keep testing it"- @mooredom
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 11, 2013
…looks like my boy Mashinter gets another game vs. the Devils tomorrow, before it's back to the press box on Saturday. Although, with the way Vigneault has been benching Pouliot lately, he might be the guy likely headed for a healthy scratch.
Taylor Pyatt did not practice or skate.
…i'm not even going to attempt to speculate when he might be back.