Nash has not played since Feb. 17, and he was a game-time decision for that contest against the Washington Capitals. He took part in the team's Tuesday morning practice in Greenburgh, N.Y., but is not yet ready to return to game action.
"I'm feeling good, getting better," Nash told reporters after practice. "It's a positive day for sure when you get back out and skate with the guys. I don't know about tonight. Obviously, I'll talk to the trainers. But it was a good day to get a good skate in."
Del Zotto hasn't played since Thursday, when a hit along the boards against the Ottawa Senators forced him to exit the game. McDonagh took a hit from Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty on Saturday night and left the game with a bloody face.
The Rangers are left with little lineup flexibility against the Jets. Darroll Powe is back from a concussion suffered in the game against the Capitals. On defense, Stu Bickel and Steve Eminger will fill the voids left by McDonagh and Del Zotto.Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Marian Gaborik
Taylor Pyatt - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan
J.T. Miller - Brian Boyle - Darroll Powe
Chris Kreider - Jeff Halpern - Brandon Mashinter
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
Steve Eminger - Dan Girardi
Matt Gilroy - Stu Bickel
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