Nash scored a goal for the fourth consecutive game in Sunday's loss to Anaheim. He has exactly one goal and no assists in each of those games, so it's not the hottest of hot streaks, but Nash's fantasy owners will certainly take it. Still, it would be nice to see the one-time star increase his output, as he hasn't put together a multi-point game since Jan. 17; in the 30 games between then and now, he's recorded a modest 14 points.
Nash (upper body) is expected to rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Red Wings, the New York Post reports. Nash participated fully in Saturday's practice session, foreshadowing the expectation of his return. He will likely retake his spot alongside Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich in Sunday's contest, providing the club with an additional scoring threat for the tilt.
Nash will not play Thursday night versus the Hurricanes due to an upper-body injury. Nash is considered day-to-day with the ailment, with his absence opening up a spot on the power play. Matt Puempel has frequented the press box lately, so there's a chance that the Blueshirts push him into the lineup rather than summoning a skater from AHL Hartford.
Nash picked up a power-play assist, two PIM and three shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss against the Islanders. The points have been coming in on a slow drip -- just four in his last 11 contests. However, Nash has remained quite active around the net, which ought to ultimately yield increased production. There's obviously upside here, but don't overpay for the name brand.
Nash handed out a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Stars. He notched the primary assists on both of Mika Zibanejad's goals as the Swede made his return from a leg injury and the Rangers attempted to pull off a comeback in the latter two periods after falling behind early. Nash has three points in three games since coming back from his own injury, so he appears to be in fine form; if only the Rangers could say the same about goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
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