No news is usually good news, but not in the case of Rick Nash and the New York Rangers. The top-line forward has been out of action since taking a hit to the head courtesy of Brad Stuart of the San Jose Sharks. The hit in question, in case you have yet to see it for some reason or another.
Stuart was suspended for the play, but has been back in action for more than two weeks now. Meanwhile, Nash still hasn’t seen a change in his overall condition. That’s bad news when it comes to concussions, when it’s best to see rapid improvement on a day-to-day basis.
Take Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings for example. He took a similar shot to the head and the Wings feared that he would be on the shelf for a long while with a concussion. He rapidly improved though, and only missed a small amount of time with the injury. Nash, on the other hand, has been out of action and off the ice since October 8.
This is his second concussion in as many seasons, and if the Rangers are going to continue to turn their season around, it looks like it’ll have to be without Nash for the time being.
NorthJersey.com originally released the short update earlier this morning: “The Rangers reported no change in the status of RW Rick Nash (concussion).”