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Riley Nash | Center | #20

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: Cornell
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (21) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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Riley Nash would like to re-sign with the Boston Bruins.
"I’ve been around for a while, so winning is going to be one of my top priorities," said Nash. "If they see a fit here, then I’ve truly enjoyed my two years here, it’s been awesome and I’d love to come back. I think they have one of the best teams coming up with the young players and the veteran leaders, so this has been a good fit for the last two years. We’ll see if we can figure something out." That being said, Nash might not fit into the Bruins' cap. He came with a $900K cap hit in 2017-18, but he's due for a big raise after scoring 15 goals and 41 points in 76 games this season. May 11 - 5:15 AM

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Riley Nash was dealing with a hip injury that dated back to February.

Nash isn't sure yet if he'll need surgery. He set career-highs in 2017-18 with 15 goals and 41 points in 76 contests. He can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
May 10 - 5:29 AM

Riley Nash can become an unrestricted free agent in July.

It's believed that Nash may have played his way out of the Boston's payroll structure after he collected 15 goals and 41 points 76 games during the regular season. A cheaper replacement for the Bruins could come from the minors or free agency.
May 8 - 9:26 AM

Riley Nash will be back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon in Game 5 against Tampa Bay.

Nash was scratched for Game 4 because coach Bruce Cassidy has not been satisfied with his play. He may not be back to full health after he returned from a puck to his ear and he is slated to play on the fourth line on Sunday.
May 6 - 2:13 PM

Riley Nash was scratched in Game 4 partly due to performance.

Nash hasn't appeared to be the same since he returned from taking a puck to the ear late in the regular season. "He can only answer that," said coach Bruce Cassidy. "I don't want to beat him up, but he hasn't performed at the level he did or he'd still be in there. And I'm not telling you something you don't know." If he's healthy then there's a chance he could draw back in for Game 5 on Sunday afternoon.
May 6 - 9:38 AM

Riley Nash (undisclosed) is not expected to be in the lineup for Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bruins forward is not on the ice during the pregame warmup. This is the first we hear of Nash possibly missing this game. The team will likely provide an update on his status relatively soon.
May 4 - 6:40 PM

Riley Nash earned his first point of the playoffs in Game 7 against Toronto.

Nash chipped in one assist in his fifth appearance of the series. He had the lone helper on Brad Marchand's empty-netter. Nash has three helpers in 11 career playoff matches.
Apr 26 - 9:33 AM

Riley Nash has done a remarkable job filling in for Patrice Bergeron throughout the season.

Nash also had to fill in for Bergeron in Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday night. Despite Bergeron being one of their best players, the Bruins have a 13-5-2 record when he's out of the lineup. A lot of that has to do with Nash's ability to step up. "He’s been a real good player for us. I don’t know if I’d call him an unknown, but he’s a guy that’s really elevated his game this season as it’s went along," Bruce Cassidy said of Nash. "Some of that has been opportunity. When Bergeron goes out, he has a chance to play with Marchand and Pastrnak. You saw it. He’s done a really good job when we’ve put him in there. He’s had a little bit more of an opportunity to have an offensive role."
Apr 21 - 9:33 AM

Riley Nash will center Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in Game 4 against Toronto on Thursday night.

Nash is getting bumped to the top line because Patrice Bergeron (upper body) is unable to suit up tonight. The 28-year-old made his 2018 postseason debut in Game 3 after missed the first two games of the series because of an injury of his own. Nash had no points in that game. This news makes him an intriguing option in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 19 - 6:53 PM

Riley Nash (head/ear) is likely to return to the lineup on Monday night, according to coach Bruce Cassidy.

Nash was on Boston's third line between Danton Heinen and David Backes during the morning skate. Cassidy believed that Nash was close on Sunday after he practiced fully.
Apr 16 - 12:21 PM

Riley Nash (head/ear) could be available for Game 3 on Monday night against Toronto.

Coach Bruce Cassidy said Sunday: "Riley Nash is looking good, he'll be a guy that could go into the lineup tomorrow." Nash had been dealing with concussion-like symptoms and he needed 40-plus stitches inside and outside of his ear after he got a puck to the head on Mar. 30.
Apr 15 - 3:39 PM

Riley Nash (upper body) is unlikely to play in Game 2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Nash has missed each of Boston's last five games and it sounds like a sixth one is on the way. The Bruins forward was injured when he took a puck to the ear. It took 40 stitches to close up the wound. "My ear was kind of hanging on for dear life so I was happy to have it. It was a little scary but we play this game and we love this game and when you sign on you take the risks. Obviously it was a freak accident but stuff happens and you move on," Nash said on Friday. He's still considered day-to-day at this point.
Apr 14 - 9:56 AM

Riley Nash (upper body) has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms.

Nash revealed as much on Friday. He also said that he's feeling better now though and he took part in Friday's practice. However, he was serving as an extra and coach Bruce Cassidy still regards Nash as questionable for Game 2.
Apr 13 - 12:33 PM

Riley Nash (upper body) participated in a portion of the Bruins' morning skate.

Nash had already been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday and that was reiterated this morning. He last played on March 31st.
Apr 12 - 12:13 PM

Riley Nash (upper body) has been ruled out for Game 1 on Thursday night versus Toronto.

Nash is expected to skate Thursday morning and he hasn't been ruled out for Game 2 yet. He missed the last five games of the regular season after he was struck in the head by a puck.
Apr 11 - 12:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Riley Nash
4Jordan Szwarz
5Tommy Wingels
6Sean Kuraly
7Colby Cave
8Ryan Donato
LW1Brad Marchand
2Rick Nash
3Jake DeBrusk
4Tim Schaller
RW1David Pastrnak
2Danton Heinen
3David Backes
4Brian Gionta
5Noel Acciari
6Anders Bjork
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Nick Holden
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Tommy Cross
9Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre