Whether or not Rick Nash will play another NHL game remains to be seen, but it appears we can cross him off as a potential late-season addition this year.
Bob McKenzie answered viewer questions on the NBCSN Overtime show Wednesday evening.
One viewer wanted to know “where and when will Rick Nash would show up after concussions.”
“Well, there’s been a lot of talk as to whether Rick Nash might be a factor between now and the NHL trade deadline, might he sign as an unrestricted free agent to bolster somebody down the stretch,” noted McKenzie. “And the answer right now is an unequivocal no. There is no chance Rick Nash is coming back to play in the National Hockey League this season.
“And quite frankly, we’ve been concerned for some time because of the after-effects of concussions that Rick Nash may not be able to play again at all. But there’s been no official word from him just yet, but it’s certainly not encouraging Rick Nash resuming a career in the National Hockey League. But we don’t have anything official on that.
“But what I think we can say unequivocally is no chance in the world that he plays this season for anybody.”