According to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, there have not been any "substantive discussions" between the Rangers and Rick Nash about a contract extension.
Nash, 33, is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit $7.8 million and has told Portzline, as well as others, that he loves being with the Rangers, playing in New York and playing at MSG.
Portzline says that Nash wants to keep playing with the Rangers and that even if he doesn't re-sign with the Rangers, Nash should be able to command a long-term deal somewhere next summer. (The Athletic)
Portzline wonders if down the line, when Nash is close to finishing his career, if there would be a reunion of sorts between Nash and the Blue Jackets. (The Athletic)
Nash has played in 315 regular season games with the Rangers, scoring 127 goals, 97 assists and averaging .71 points per game.
He played with a knee injury in the playoffs this past year.
Adam Rotter: I've wondered before about the idea of Nash staying with the Rangers, at a much lower cap hit, past this season and assuming the sort of role that Marian Hossa had the last couple of years in Chicago. I think the Rangers would probably be interested in keeping Nash for another 2-3 years if his cap hit was in the $4 million-$5 million range.