Some good news out of today’s practice according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:
LW Rick Nash had a full practice today and appeared to be moving with no restrictions. Certainly looks like he’s playing on Wednesday. Same cannot be said for center Derek MacKenzie, who practiced but said his groin is still barking.
Sounds like Nash will be good to play when the puck drops against the Kings.
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Nash has not come out for warmups, indicating he will not play tonight.
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Rick Nash left today’s practice early and is doubtful for tonight’s game.
His injury originally occurred during the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, where Nash was held out for most of the third period.
According to Jeff Rimer of Fox Sports, via Twitter, you can expect rookie Kyle Wilson– who has seven points in as many games– to replace Nash on the first line with Derick Brassard and Jakub Voracek.