Rick Nash was placed on injured reserve by the New York Rangers, who could benefit from a break in the schedule to give him two full weeks to recover from a concussion.
Nash missed the past two games and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, one week removed from a suspension-drawing elbow from San Jose Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart.
"He's still feeling symptoms, so until I hear otherwise, I don't expect him back," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.
The move rules out Nash, who has three assists this season and scored 42 poings last season, for Wednesday's game at Washington. The Rangers then don't take the ice again until Oct. 24.
The Pittsburgh Penguins moved forward James Neal to injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury. Neal was injured Oct. 3, opening night, against the New Jersey Devils.
The Penguins recalled forward Harry Zolnierczyk from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
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