Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Yesterday, I may have rubbed some of the Blueshirt Faithful the wrong way suggesting Rick Nash's day away from practice was a sign he may be hurting, using the situation Dan Girardi experienced recently, sitting a day from practice to then being out the next two games with an undisclosed injury. We did find out yesterday that Nash missed Friday night's season subscriber's forum because of an illness and the team kept him off the ice the next day. This morning in his weekly Slap Shots column, Larry Brooks of the New York Post takes it a step further, recalling the third period in Boston on Tuesday night, where he believes an incident occurred between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins: So 6:30 into the third period on Tuesday night in Boston, Milan Lucic finished off his check against Rick Nash by using his forearm to drive the Rangers winger’s head into the boards. There was no penalty on the play (though Nash received a minor for a feeble retaliatory hook) and there was no supplemental discipline issued, either, because Lucic initially and primarily got the body. Now, a few days later, Nash isn’t feeling well. And though it may be a coincidence, it may not be one, either. Nash did play the rest of Tuesday's game. He showed no ill effects on Thursday vs. the Islanders, playing 24:59 while collecting an assist and two shots on net. Nash's status for tonight's game vs. the Capitals is still unknown. The team is not skating this morning because of the 6PM start. ...I'm not buying it, Brooksie. While I'm not fully discounting the possibility because of how tricky concussions are to diagnose and evaluate, I don't believe for a second the Rangers would compromise the health of their prize offseason acquisition. Further, I don't believe Nash is concealing anything, either. ...We reported, thanks to some faithful followers, that Nash was ill this weekend. We're sticking to that. Follow me on Twitter @TheWrage. E-mail me with any questions or comments at Jwrabel9@hotmail.com
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