Nash picked up a shorthanded assist and an even-strength goal in the second period of Thursday's 6-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The fourth line did a lot of generating in this game, but unfortunately, the Bruins gave all three of the goals they scored in the second period right back within a minute or so after each one. Still, this was a nice one for Nash, who put an end to a 10-game point drought. Of course, it doesn't increase his fantasy value any, as his job in Boston is not generally to create offense.
Nash returned to the Boston lineup Sunday against the Stars, the Boston Globe reports. Nash, who was a healthy scratch against the Kings on Thursday, replaced Matt Beleskey in the B's forward mix Sunday, while skating on the team's fourth line along with Dominic Moore and Tim Schaller. With three goals and 10 points to go along with 10 PIM in 61 games, Nash is not a viable option in the bulk of fantasy leagues.
Nash scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Penguins, while seeing 14:57 worth of ice time. Nash heads into the NHL All-Star break with three goals and nine points, to go along with a minus-5 rating over 52 games. Looking ahead, the 27-year-old's fantasy value figures to stay limited, as Nash is likely to remain locked into a bottom-six forward role for the Bruins, barring a rash of injuries up front.
Nash (personal) will play in Sunday's game against the Kings. Nash missed Saturday's practice session due to a personal matter, but was expected to be available for Sunday's contest. That's indeed the case, as he's slated to slot in alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron in Sunday's contest, giving him a shot at improving on his five points through 32 games this season.
Nash will not play Sunday as he tends to a personal matter. Nash has just two points and a minus-3 rating in the past month, so his absence is likely to go unnoticed in the fantasy realm. Jimmy Hayes, a healthy scratch in the most recent game against the Ducks, could end up being Nash's replacement versus the Kings in the next contest.
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