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Rangers put Rick Nash on IR with what’s probably a concussion

Rick Nash

New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) is shown in the first period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


The Rangers won’t tell you what’s wrong with Rick Nash, but whatever is keeping him out of action this weekend has the team putting him on injured reserve. Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants says the team put him on IR retroactive to last Sunday freeing him up to play as soon as Tuesday against Winnipeg.

The issue with Nash is that the Rangers aren’t saying what his injury is and all indications point towards it being a concussion.

Nash took a high, hard hit from Boston’s Milan Lucic that managed to rankle Rangers players. Lucic said ” I don’t hit dirty” and took no blame for Nash’s injury. Nash played the next game despite the injury only to sit out the following two games and a third tonight.

With the compact schedule, Nash missing any more time past this weekend puts the Rangers in a tough spot. The team called up rookie Christian Thomas to fill out the roster for tonight’s game in Montreal.