Update, 1:30 p.m.:
Hearing Rick Nash is expected to be out seven to 10 days.
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) October 10, 2013
…wonder if anyone gets called up from Wolf Pack. My vote would be for Miller who seems the most NHL ready of all the Rangers prospects.
…time for the Rangers to put up or shut up.
Larry Brooks at the New York Post feels that, although the Rangers haven't officially announced Rick Nash's status after taking a blow to the head from Brad Stuart Tuesday night, it would be a surprise if the super star winger plays before either next Wednesday’s game in Washington or the match against the Devils in Newark on Oct. 19.
…concussions are tricky, so I could just as easily see Nash back in the Rangers line-up Saturday night in St. Louis,as I could see him missing a month.
Meanwhile, the NHL has announced that they have suspended Stuart for three games, without pay, for the hit on Nash.
Here's the explanation…
…to be honest, I couldn't care less about his suspension. It doesn't help or harm the Rangers in anyway, so, whatever.
…and I don't want to belabor the point, but a lot of Rangers fans gave plenty of excuses for the Blueshirts lack of retaliation against Stuart, including that the players probably didn't realize Nash took a head shot. Well watching the above breakdown of the play you can clearly see numerous Rangers players staring directly at the incident including Derick Brassard who even points towards the area where Nash and Stuart are in an effort to inform the refs of the infraction (1:15 mark).
…i get that Dubinsky helped get the Rangers Nash, while Prust was asking for way too much money and years, but I really miss having those kind of team first guys, who would never allow an incident like that go without a response, on the Rangers. Instead those two are standing up for teammates on other teams as you can see here: