The New York Rangers have only gotten two goals from forward Rick Nash in his last 15 games played, but the 31 year old former first overall pick has fired a league-high 32 shots over his last two weeks of play. He’s also second in scoring on the club, with 12 goals and 33 points over his 45 games played.
That suggests his scoring is bound to turn around soon enough, but it won’t happen on Sunday. The Rangers confirmed that the forward will sit out with a leg injury, resting in order to hopefully return during the team’s Monday game on a back-to-back series this week.
Well, looks like pain won't be a part of the game today for Rick Nash. He's out, per Vigneault, vs Sens. Day to day https://t.co/5cABqvYoIr
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) January 24, 2016
In addition to confirming that Nash will be out on a ‘day to day’ basis, the Rangers did give some additional good news; forward Chris Kreider, who was missing for neck spasms earlier last week, will return to the lineup in Nash’s place. Kreider has been good for nine goals and 23 points in just 44 games this season with the Rangers, so he’ll be looking to hit goal number 10 as the Metropolitan Division club faces the Ottawa Senators later this afternoon.
The puck will drop for New York at 3:00PM EST, with the Senators hosting their Eastern Conference rivals in an afternoon game.