Nash came up empty handed despite firing six shots on net Monday against the Flyers. Even though Nash is averaging 16 minutes of ice time for the season, he is struggling to get on the score sheet. Nash has just three points on the season and zero points in the month of November.
Nash is expected to center the second line Saturday against the Flyers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Despite having just three points in 11 games so far this season, Nash suddenly finds himself in a top-six role alongside Jeff Skinner and Kris Versteeg. Nash's ice time has also increased, from 16:03 in his first game to roughly 18 minutes currently. For those of you in deeper leagues, feel free to pluck him from the waiver wire and hope he can make something click with his new linemates.
Nash scored a goal on three shots while logging 16:45 of ice time in Saturday's game against the Sharks. Nash was expected to return to the ice Saturday, and he did so in a big way, netting his first goal of the 2015-16 campaign. He centered the third line alongside Kris Versteeg and Jeff Skinner in his return.
Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters told reporters Saturday that he believes Nash (shoulder) is ready to play. Nash has been held out of game action since sustaining the malady Oct. 10 against Detroit. If he returns Saturday against the Sharks, as expected, Nash should provide some help to a Hurricanes' penalty kill that currently stands at 76.5 percent, seventh worst in the league.
Nash remains sidelined with a shoulder injury. Nash is nearing the early end of his return timetable, but he is not ready for game action just yet. He did resume skating with a non-contact jersey earlier this week, so it should not be long before he is back on the ice with the Hurricanes.
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