OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
3 months ago

Nash was bothered by an apparent right knee injury in the postseason, the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Senators on Tuesday, and Nash reportedly had his knee 'heavily wrapped" after the game. "I don't want to use anything as a crutch or an excuse," said the alternate captain, who managed only two points and a 4.8 shooting percentage in the semifinal series. The power forward will turn 33 years old in June, and remains on track to cash out the balance of an eight-year, $62.4 million contract before he'd likely hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent following the 2017-18 campaign.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
3 months ago

Nash scored the game-winning goal in the second period of Tuesday's Game 4 against Montreal, adding a pair of PIM.

EDGE Analysis

With two goals and no assists through the first four games of this series, Nash is looking pretty much like he did in the regular season. His goal was a huge one, but he scored it by finesse, not with the power shot for which he was once known. Indeed, Nash has seen a serious decline from his days as an elite sniper, making him a scorer of only middling fantasy value at this point in his career.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
3 months ago

Nash scored a highlight-reel goal during Friday's Game 2 loss to Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers caught the Habs inattentive and moved the puck up ice quickly to Nash. He cruised into the offensive zone and unleashed a wrist shot with pin-point accuracy off the far post and in. It was vintage Nash, and he'll need to continue to be a force for the Rangers to win this series. His six shots on net were another encouraging sign, and the high shot volume provides a respectable fantasy floor for daily contests.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
4 months ago

Nash (undisclosed) will suit up for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday will serve as a final tuneup for Nash and the rest of the Rangers as they prep for their imminent playoff run. Nash will probably skate on New York's second line with Mika Zibanejad and Jimmy Vesey, and will look to pick up where he left off after potting five goals in his last seven games.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
4 months ago

Nash (undisclosed) wasn't included in the line combinations leading up to Saturday's matinee against the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

The heady veteran presumably will attempt to draw into Sunday's regular-season finale against the Penguins to prove his health ahead of the postseason.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
4 months ago

Nash will not play in Wednesday's game against the Capitals due to "bumps and bruises."

EDGE Analysis

Nash hasn't missed any time previously due to the issues, but will skip Wednesday's tilt for what appear to be minor concerns. The Rangers will be without multiple players as they heal up for the postseason, as four regulars sit out Wednesday. His next chance to return arrives Saturday against the Senators, though his status will likely be updated again before then.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
4 months ago

Nash scored a goal for the fourth consecutive game in Sunday's loss to Anaheim.

EDGE Analysis

He has exactly one goal and no assists in each of those games, so it's not the hottest of hot streaks, but Nash's fantasy owners will certainly take it. Still, it would be nice to see the one-time star increase his output, as he hasn't put together a multi-point game since Jan. 17; in the 30 games between then and now, he's recorded a modest 14 points.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
5 months ago

Nash (upper body) is expected to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Red Wings, the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nash participated fully in Saturday's practice session, foreshadowing the expectation of his return. He will likely retake his spot alongside Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich in Sunday's contest, providing the club with an additional scoring threat for the tilt.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
5 months ago

Nash will not play Thursday night versus the Hurricanes due to an upper-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

Nash is considered day-to-day with the ailment, with his absence opening up a spot on the power play. Matt Puempel has frequented the press box lately, so there's a chance that the Blueshirts push him into the lineup rather than summon a skater from AHL Hartford.

OUTRick Nash
LW NYR
5 months ago

Nash picked up a power-play assist, two PIM and three shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss against the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The points have been coming in on a slow drip -- just four in his last 11 contests. However, Nash has remained quite active around the net, which ought to ultimately yield increased production. There's obviously upside here, but don't overpay for the name brand.