New York Rangers forward Rick Nash will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Alain Vigneault said Monday.
"He told me he was good to go, so we're going to play him," Vigneault said in comments tweeted by the Rangers.
Nash practiced Monday with linemates Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello after missing games against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday and Arizona Coyotes on Saturday with back tightness. He sustained a back injury during a shootout drill at practice Thursday.
"Everything felt good out there," Nash told BlueshirtsUnited.com. "Each day it got better, each day there was progress. We did double treatments every day. Hopefully if everything goes good tonight I'll be playing [Tuesday]."
Nash has one goal and six points in 12 games this season.