Monday was a tough day for the Rangers and they didn’t even play a game.
Coach Alain Vigneault said after practice in Greenburgh that right wing Rick Nash “is still feeling some symptoms” from Tuesday’s concussion in San Jose and the team placed Nash on injured reserve.
“Until I hear otherwise I don’t expect him back” Vigneault said.
Nash has missed two games already during the three-game losing streak that the Rangers (1-4-0) carry down to Washington D.C. on Wednesday. By rule Nash could come off injured reserve as early as Wednesday but his condition will prevent it. This is Nash’s second concussion in eight months including last season’s Feb. 12 injury in Boston.
On top of that bad news the organization placed goalie Martin Biron and right wing Arron Asham on waivers. Biron’s departure was emotional for the veteran goaltender and his teammates given his significance to the locker room and his role in the team’s 2011-12 success.
“It’s not a good feeling” said Henrik Lundqvi