Nash moved to IR retroactively, makes room for Thomas

In more of a housekeeping move than anything else, the Rangers have placed Rick Nash on injured reserve retroactive to last Saturday.  This frees up a roster spot for the newly called-up Christian Thomas.  Nash will be eligible to come off IR tomorrow.  Nothing to read into this, just a paperwork move.

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  • I just don’t get why we called Thomas up. Hell be playing on the 4th line and it just doesn’t make sense. He’s so small he’s really a top 6 or bust kinda guy. Do you think they deploy him on the 4th line and give him some power play time? If that’s the case, I guess you can justify the call up. Otherwise, it just doesn’t make sense to me.

  • Asham out, Nash out, Powe out, Biron in net, DZ and Staal possibly out (reports say DZ is limping while walking, not a strong possibility that he plays…Staal has the flu).

    If Staal and DZ can’t play we are looking at

    To sum up:
    -Bickel and Eminger anchoring the 3rd d line
    -2 of our top 4 dmen out (possibly)
    -two of our 4th liners out, including our best grinder (Powe)
    -top forward out
    -backup goal tender in
    -3 rookies playing, one with playoff experience, 2 have played their first NHL game less than a month ago, one hasn’t played a single NHL game
    -1 player who has about 15 NHL games, but played a majority of those in ’10-’11

    Man if we can pull out a point, I’d be pretty damn happy. Would certainly be a character win and could be a marker in the season. Or we could lose badly and hope we get well soon, but the former would be nice!

    • Vince
      You hit the nail on top of the head!!!!!

      Maybe the young guys will play the game of their collective lives??????

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