Oct 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) attempts a shot against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) during the second period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Rick Nash Update: Star Forward Sent Back to New York


Oct 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) and New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) fight as NHL linesman Mike Cvik (88) looks on during the third period at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

During the morning skate in Anaheim, MSG broadcaster John Giannone reported that Rick Nash has been sent back to New York, and will miss tonight’s game against the Ducks, as well as Saturday’s game in St. Louis against the undefeated Blues. They did not mention specific’s on how long he will be out, but this was the first report we have had on Nash since he reported headaches to Larry Brooks after Tuesday’s game against San Jose.

For those who forget (for many reasons), Nash left the game after the first period after taking a high hit to the head by Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart. Stuart has been assessed a three game suspension by the league, but Rick could possibly be out longer than those two games

Prior to the morning skate, it was reported that Nash will miss 7-10 days of action (4 games), according to Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo Sports!

When we find out an official word about Nash, we’ll update you. But know, he will not be in the lineup tonight, or Saturday.

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