Nash to miss Ottawa trip
It looks like the Ottawa Senators will take on the New York Rangers tomorrow with one big name missing as Rick Nash won't be accompanying the team on the trip to Ottawa.
Coach MacLean was asked at length (video above) about the addition of Nash to the Rangers lineup which knocked the Sens out of the playoffs one year ago. Coach said that Nash was going to be a handful amongst the other core players the Rangers have in their lineup.
#NYR Nash is not going with team to OTT. Has not been ruled out to re-join team in MTL— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) February 20, 2013
With Nash out, the Sens will still have a very stiff test against a very talented team, but one less star to worry about will be a good thing for a defensive corps with plenty of new names still looking for consistency each shift.