New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Rangers forward Rick Nash is set to
return from an 11-day absence when his team hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on
The seven-time 30-goal scorer has not played since Feb. 17 due to an
undisclosed injury, but went through his third straight practice on Thursday
and was subsequently activated from injured reserve. The Rangers confirmed
Nash would play when declaring their active list prior to the contest.
Despite missing the Rangers' last four games, Nash still is tied for the team
lead with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) and has recorded a plus-nine rating
so far this season.
New York will also have defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto back in
the lineup when it faces the Lightning. McDonagh sat out Tuesday's 4-3 loss to
Winnipeg with a facial laceration sustained during Saturday's 3-0 setback at
Montreal, while Del Zotto has missed the team's last two outings due to a
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