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by Paul on 10/28/13 at 01:56 PM ET
from Pat Leonard of The Blueshirts Blog at the New York Daily News,
...But coach Alain Vigneault clammed up the morning prior to facing the Montreal Canadiens, turning and deferring to a team spokesman when asked about Nash.
“Nothing new,” the spokesman said.
“I haven’t asked,” Vigneault said.
It’s still the Blueshirts’ biggest question, though, even if Vigneault isn’t asking it: If concussion symptoms sideline Nash for months, or longer, how do the Rangers proceed? Better yet, how do they win and compete at their highest level without the player they pay most per year by annual cap hit, at $7.8 million?
The Rangers at least are expected to get Carl Hagelin back Tuesday night on Long Island, which would be the speedy winger’s first eligible game since recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. But captain Ryan Callahan (broken left thumb) remains out until at least Nov. 6, and even when he returns, it appears there still could be a gaping hole at the top of the Blueshirts’ depth chart.
No one in the Rangers organization wants to talk about Nash right now, and no news is bad news.
more on the Rangers...
In case you missed or want to review the hit on Rick Nash from Brad Stuart (3 game suspension), you can watch it below...
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