Torts on Nash: "everyone has injuries, so you just have to play...Nash is a big part of our team, but he's out"— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 20, 2013
Let the speculation commence.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella is still being hush-hush on the subject, just claiming that the star winger is out and nothing more.
It is known that Nash won't play in Thursday's game, but there is a chance he can return to the team's game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
Rumors are swirling that Nash could be suffering concussion symptoms, a flu and a groin issue he suffered while playing with HC Davos in Switzerland during the NHL Lockout.
A possible concussion would've stemmed from a hit from Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins that slammed Nash's head into the boards. He played the two games after that contest, however, including more than 22 minutes of the team's 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
The Nash situation has been a touchy subject as Tortorella nor any teammates will give light to his current situation. All we know is that he missed a season-ticket holder's event last week prior to playing against the Capitals and missed last night's game. We know he won't go to Ottawa, but might be going to Montreal.
His presence was missed in the lineup last night as the team's offense was stagnant, but the rest of the team will have to elevate their game in his absence.Tags: Boston Bruins, HC Davos, Hockey, John Tortorella, Milan Lucic, Montreal Canadiens, New York, New York Rangers, NHL, Ottawa, Rick Nash, Switzerland, Washington Capitals