Nash will sit out Saturday's Game 2 against Montreal as a healthy scratch, reports TSN.ca.
Nash debuted for the Leafs on Thursday after being sidelined with a knee sprain since April 4. "I thought he was fine," coach Sheldon Keefe said Friday. "We had five penalties to kill so I was glad we had him on our bench. He did a good job for us, but with John coming out of the lineup, it changes the dynamic of our forward group."
Nash (knee) will make his Leafs debut against Montreal on Thursday, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports. Additionally, the center has been activated off IR, per the NHL media site.
Nash was brought in by Toronto at the trade deadline despite his knee injury and was unable to get onto the ice during the regular season. The 32-year-old forward should slot into a third-line role, which will give the club perhaps one of the deepest center groups in the league. Nash last played April 4 versus the Panthers and was bogged down in a 14-game goal drought when he was injured, so he will certainly be eager to put one into the netting as soon as possible.
Nash (knee) centered the third line at practice Sunday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports. He will make his Maple Leafs debut in Game 1 against Montreal on Thursday, adds Mark Masters of TSN.
Nash remains on long-term injured reserve after having missed the last 18 games of the season, but he's ready to return for the postseason. Interested fantasy managers should wait for his formal activation from IR before rolling with him on their virtual squads.
Nash (knee) is not in Friday's lineup against Winnipeg, per NHL.com.
Nash has been back on the ice but isn't ready for game action just yet. He'll have about a week before Toronto begins a playoff series against Montreal on May 20. Nash finished the 2020-21 campaign with seven points in 37 games but has yet to make his first appearance as a Maple Leaf.
Nash (knee) won't be available for Wednesday's game against the Senators, per coach Sheldon Keefe, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Nash will have one more chance to get back on the ice before the playoffs in Friday's regular-season finale against the Jets. He would need to be removed from LTIR in order to do so.
Nash (knee) is on the ice in a non-contact jersey for Wednesday's practice, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Wednesday marked the first time Nash has practiced with the Maple Leafs since being traded to Toronto on April 9, so he'll likely need some time to get into the swing of things before making his Leafs debut. At this point, it looks like that might not happen until postseason play gets underway.
Nash (knee) is expected to resume skating soon, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
Nash likely won't return during the regular season, but the fact that he's expected to resume skating soon bodes well for his chances of being ready for Toronto's first-round playoff matchup. The 31-year-old forward picked up seven points through 37 games with the Blue Jackets before being traded to the Maple Leafs on April 9.
Nash (knee) was moved to long-term injured reserve Saturday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
This was an easy paper move for the Maple Leafs as Nash is already expected to miss the remainder of the regular season. The newly acquired forward could return in the postseason, but his placement on LTIR will give Toronto some cap flexibility the rest of the way.
Columbus traded Nash (knee) to the Maple Leafs for a 2022 seventh-round pick Friday.
Nash is sidelined likely through the regular season but could be an asset for Toronto once the playoffs begin. The 31-year-old has seven points in 31 games this year and will likely be limited to a bottom-six role once he's healthy.
Nash suffered a sprained knee during Sunday's loss to the Panthers and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. The 31-year-old forward has also been placed on injured reserve.
Nash will almost certainly miss the remainder of the regular season, so the Blue Jackets will likely need to make the playoffs in order for the veteran forward to play again in 2020-21. If his season has in fact come to an end, Nash will finish the campaign having tallied seven points in 37 games.
Nash (lower body) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Panthers, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Nash suffered a lower-body injury when he collided with Florida's Noel Acciari in the second period of Sunday's contest. Nash should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Tampa Bay.
Nash scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
Nash tallied in the first period to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead in what became a back-and-forth game. The 31-year-old Nash has struggled to produce in 12 contests, with just two points, 14 shots and nine hits so far. The lack of points makes it safe for fantasy managers to leave Nash on the waiver wire.
Nash (personal) returned to practice Wednesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nash missed Tuesday's loss to the Stars to attend to a personal matter, but he'll be an option for Thursday's rematch with Dallas. The 31-year-old forward has picked up one helper and 10 shots on goal through 10 games this campaign.
Nash (personal) won't play Tuesday versus Dallas, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Nash is currently with his wife following the birth of their first child. The 31-year-old winger's next opportunity to draw into the lineup will arrive Thursday in a rematch with the Stars.
Nash registered a goal and an assist with one shot and three hits Saturday in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 3.
The points were Nash's first of the postseason after he had been blanked in each of his first seven games. He got the Blue Jackets on the board less than two minutes into the second period with a snap shot from the left dot, then assisted on Eric Robinson's third-period goal. Nash has generated just 10 shots on goal in eight postseason games.
Nash notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.
Nash went the past seven games without a point and hasn't lit the lamp in 18 contests, but he broke through on both accounts. He notched a primary assist on Kevin Stenlund's first-period goal, and the 30-year-old lit the lamp in the third frame. The Blue Jackets ended up scoring four unanswered in the period to notch their 32nd win of the season.
Nash (undisclosed) will be in the lineup against Minnesota on Friday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Nash will suit up after just one game on the shelf. Prior to getting hurt, the center was bogged down in a six-game pointless streak, and he hasn't scored a goal in his last 17 appearances. The Alberta native is set to take on a fourth-line role following the return of Alexander Wennberg (upper body).
Nash (undisclosed) will not suit up for Tuesday's clash with Minnesota, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nash left the ice against the Senators on Monday after logging just 5:49 of ice time. The center remains stuck in a six-game pointless streak and hasn't found the back of the net in his previous 17 outings dating back to Jan. 14 versus Boston. With Nach on the shelf, fans will get their first look at the newly-acquired Devin Shore.
Nash (undisclosed) left Monday's game against Ottawa and will not return.
Nash took a big hit behind the Senators' net and immediately left the ice and went down the tunnel. It's unclear what he's dealing with, but he should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game in Minnesota.
Nash has just one assist in his last 14 games.
The veteran center isn't relied upon as an offensive force for Columbus, but the team would still like to see a little more production from the fourth-liner. On the season, Nash has four goals and 12 points through 56 games with 56 shots on goal, 60 hits and a plus-5 rating.
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