Nash was bothered by an apparent right knee injury in the postseason, the New York Post reports.
The Rangers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Senators on Tuesday, and Nash reportedly had his knee 'heavily wrapped" after the game. "I don't want to use anything as a crutch or an excuse," said the alternate captain, who managed only two points and a 4.8 shooting percentage in the semifinal series. The power forward will turn 33 years old in June, and remains on track to cash out the balance of an eight-year, $62.4 million contract before hitting the open market as an unrestricted free agent following the 2017-18 campaign.
Nash scored the game-winning goal in the second period of Tuesday's Game 4 against Montreal, adding a pair of PIM.
With two goals and no assists through the first four games of this series, Nash is looking pretty much like he did in the regular season. His goal was a huge one, but he scored it by finesse, not with the power shot for which he was once known. Indeed, Nash has seen a serious decline from his days as an elite sniper, making him a scorer of only middling fantasy value at this point in his career.
Nash scored a highlight-reel goal during Friday's Game 2 loss to Montreal.
The Rangers caught the Habs inattentive and moved the puck up ice quickly to Nash. He cruised into the offensive zone and unleashed a wrist shot with pinpoint accuracy off the far post and in. It was vintage Nash, and he'll need to continue to be a force for the Rangers to win this series. His six shots on net were another encouraging sign, and the high shot volume provides a respectable fantasy floor for daily contests.
Nash (undisclosed) will suit up for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Penguins.
Sunday will serve as a final tuneup for Nash and the rest of the Rangers as they prep for their imminent playoff run. Nash will probably skate on New York's second line with Mika Zibanejad and Jimmy Vesey, and will look to pick up where he left off after potting five goals in his last seven games.
Nash (undisclosed) wasn't included in the line combinations leading up to Saturday's matinee against the Senators.
The heady veteran presumably will attempt to draw into Sunday's regular-season finale against the Penguins to prove his health ahead of the postseason.