The Bruins signed Riley Nash to a two-year deal worth $1.8 million ($900K).
Nash, 27, was a first round pick (21st overall) in 2007 but has yet to develop into a full-time top-6 forward. He had nine goals and 13 assists (22 points) in 64 games with the Hurricanes last season. He enters the 2016-17 season with the Bruins where he will likely serve as their third-line centre.
Nash crashed hard into his own goalpost while chasing down Brock Nelson in Saturday’s overtime loss. Nash got up gingerly from the collision and will be held out of the lineup tonight. With no healthy reserve forwards on the roster, Michal Jordan will dress as a seventh defenseman.
Nash will miss at least the next three games with an upper-body injury. There is a chance he could be ready for next Wednesday’s game in Colorado, but he could just as easily miss the entire West Coast trip and miss up to six games.
Nash suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of Saturday’s loss to the Red Wings. Nash’s unavailability for this morning’s practice, puts his status for Tuesday’s game vs. the Panthers in jeopardy.
The Hurricanes have reassigned center Riley Nash and forward Tim Wallace to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Both players will rejoin the Checkers as they open their Western Conference Quarterfinals series on Friday at Oklahoma City.
Nash, 23, has posted NHL career highs this season with four goals, five assists (9 points) and 32 games played. With Charlotte he set AHL career highs in assists (24) and points (37), and ranked fourth in assists and fifth in scoring among team skaters.
Carolina has recalled forward Riley Nash from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
Nash, 23, rejoins the Hurricanes after being reassigned to Charlotte on March 22, and scoring two goals in the Checkers’ 4-2 win at Texas on Saturday. Nash (6’1”, 191 lbs.) is in his third full professional season and has registered three goals, three assists (6 points) and a plus-2 rating in 16 games with the Hurricanes this season.