Rangers coach David Quinn confirmed what everyone in the building saw that it did not "look good" for the defender Freddy Claesson after he was unhappy running on the boards during the 2-1 win over Islanders on Saturday dinner at Barclays Center.
Early in the third period, Islanders forward Matt Martin ended a hit at Claesson who forced him to fall on his right shoulder. Claesson was immediately up and with his right arm hanging limply skating to the locker room and did not return.
It is hard to believe that Claesson could be ready for Sunday's match in Columbus, but Quinn said he will know more when he comes to the plane to go to Ohio.
Defenseman Neal Pionk missed the game because, as Quinn said, he is "a little pushed, a lower body problem". It is not certain if he will be able to play in Columbus.
"I hope so," Quinn said. "It's a bit of day-to-day. So we'll reconsider it. goal. 1
Nash, 34, played six seasons with the Rangers after a blockbuster trade in the summer of 2012, and he finished his career last season with the Bruins, as Rangers traded him just before last year's deadline. He suffered many concussions over his career, and according to a statement from his agents "Under the direction of his medical law, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick returns to play."
Kevin Hayes missed a fifth straight game and Quinn said he will probably be out on Sunday when he treats a shameful upper body injury.
The wing Chris Kreider was benched for the last 13:20 of the second period after taking an offensive area penalty. It was a lesson Kreider that was soon used when Quinn put him back there to start the third.
"Can't take punishment for offensive zone," Quinn said. "It has been a problem for us. He played a heck of a third period, it is for sure." .