New York Rangers forward Rick Nash is considered day-to-day after twisting his back in practice on Thursday, according to head coach Alain Vigneault.
“I just couldn’t move out there…we’ll see how it feels in the morning,” he said after practice.
He “pulled something” in his back during a shooting drill, according to Newsday’s Steve Zipay, who added that Nash “was walking slow” after coming off the ice.
Nash could miss Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, which may mean that Emerson Etem draws back into the lineup for the Rangers.
AV says Rick Nash twisted his back during shooting drill and is day to day moving forward for the #NYR
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 5, 2015
Nash lead the league in even strength goals per 60 minutes last season and has one goal and five assists through 12 games this season. Last year he totaled 42 goals and 69 points.
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