Read: Not Expecting Rick Nash To Play Tonight

Rick Nash Broadway Hat1In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that Rick Nash isn’t expected to play tonight as the Rangers conclude the California portion of their nine game road trip.

Ryan Callahan is expected to take his spot on the top line and Jesper Fast will return to the lineup after sitting out the past two games.

Nash was hit early in the first period on Tuesday, played the rest of the period but didn’t play in the second or third period.

Brooks writes that the Rangers will take the proper precautions after Nash was concussed last season on a hit from Milan Lucic.

Nash played in two games and then missed four games before returning to the lineup.

Brooks says that he would be surprised to see Nash play before Wednesday’s game in Washington or next Saturday’s game against the Devils.