May 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) takes a shot on goal during the first period in game one of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

No date set for Rick Nash’s return to Rangers’ lineup


New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash did, in fact, practice on Wednesday, however that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready to suit up for a game.

According to ESPN,

It’s the first time the injured winger has participated in a full team session — albeit with a yellow, non-contact jersey — since sustaining a concussion more than a month ago, when the San Jose Sharks’ Brad Stuart elbowed him in the head during a 9-2 loss Oct. 8.

 

“I felt pretty good, actually. Better than I thought I would feel,” Nash said of an intense practice that ended with a stint of conditioning sprints. “I kept up, but there’s still some work to be done.”

Just because he is feeling better, you shouldn’t expect him to come back anytime soon. The Rangers will know what’s best for him, and will put him in the line up when they feel he’s ready. He’s not expected to play in the Rangers’ home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

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