Update, 1:40 p.m.:
Post practice video of Nash discussing his status…
Update, 12:15 p.m.:
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, Nash said he's been headache free (his only symptom) for two days and he's taking it day by day.
"Dealing with the brain you always want to be careful..I'm inching forward here. ..I'm getting better"-Rick Nash
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 9, 2013
Rick Nash on the ice with goalies and extras today. Not sure what it means for time line but obviously a good thing
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 9, 2013
GM Glen Sather on Rick Nash (concussion): "Obviously he's on the road to recovery. He wouldn't be skating. He still has a ways to go."
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) November 9, 2013
It should also be noted he did not skate with the full team today…
That rush of wind you just heard was the collective sigh of relief from Ranger fans everywhere happy to hear that Nash is skating and we don't have to endure this all over again similar to Mike Sauer 2 seasons ago.
Just going off Sather's quote above, it certainly sounds like Nash has gone through and cleared all the off-ice protocols and the next step in his recovery is what happened today. Although the Rangers don't necessarily need him tomorrow, NYR still need to take every precaution to ensure he doesn't have a setback while he recovers his fitness level. The second Nash says he's ready, you'll bet he'll be back in the lineup.
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