Sports Report: Nash gave Rangers 18-team no-trade list upon team's request

22:01  05 february  2018
22:01  05 february  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Rick Nash gave the New York Rangers his 18 - team no - trade list Sunday upon their request , according to TSN' s Bob McKenzie. He can now be traded to the 12 omitted clubs. Nash would prefer to stay in the Big Apple but said he understands the situation, Steve Zipay of Newsday Sports reports .

New York Rangers request Rick Nash ’ s no - trade list , per report . Nash still can produce in a bottom-six role for a competing team , which is likely where he will end up if traded thanks to his modified 18 - team no - trade clause.

Rick Nash provided the New York Rangers with his 18-team no-trade list yesterday upon their request, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. He can now be traded to the 12 omitted clubs.

The Rangers have already reportedly made it clear they intend to be sellers at this year's trade deadline, so asking for Nash's no-trade list isn't all that surprising.

The 33-year-old winger is in the final year of a contract that comes with a cap hit of $7.8 million. He has 15 goals and 10 assists in 52 games, but has been marred by an uncharacteristically low shooting percentage of 9.3.

Rick Nash wearing a uniform © Christian Petersen / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The veteran has never won a Stanley Cup in his career, so the 12 teams left off his no-trade list are likely the ones he feels give him the best chance of a ring.

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