NEW YORK -- Another good sign for Rick Nash as he makes progress toward a return from concussion: According to coach Alain Vigneault, Nash will rejoin the team for a full practice for the first time since sustaining the injury. Vigneault announced the news before Tuesday's game against the Devils at Madison Square Garden.
Nash, who has been sidelined for over a month, skated for his fourth consecutive day Tuesday, but has yet to participate in a full session with his Rangers teammates. This development suggests he continues to be symptom-free and feels capable of ramping up his workload.
Still, Vigneault said the team is reluctant to set a timetable, given the uncertainty with concussions.
Nash has not played since being forced from the Rangers' 9-2 loss to San Jose after taking an elbow to the head from Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart, who was slapped with a three-game ban for the play.