Agent says Rick Nash unsure if he’ll play next season

One of the biggest names in NHL free agency has informed teams he’s not on the market.

Rick Nash, 34, is taking time to contemplate whether to play in the 2018-19 season, according to his agent Joe Resnick, who declined to detail what Nash’s considerations were with regard to his future.

Nash has suffered several reported concussions during his NHL career, most recently in March as a member of the Boston Bruins. He missed six weeks with concussion symptoms in 2013 while with the Rangers.

I know some individuals have stated that he might not pick a team until January or February. No … he’s undecided at this point [about playing at all], he said.

Nash’s decision adds some uncertainty to the Bruins’ offseason plans. After being spurned by free agent Ilya Kovalchuk, who signed with the Los Angeles Kings, Nash was seen as a fallback position to be their second-line winger.

To acquire Nash, the Bruins anted up Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, Ryan Lindgren and Boston’s first-round pick, which the Rangers used to trade up and take Wisconsin defenseman K’Andre Miller. As it stands, they got 23 games and 11 points for that bounty.

The Cavaliers could lose LeBron James in free agency this summer. If that’s the case, TUMS plans to be there for Cleveland fans.

The company announced Friday it would provide free heartburn medicine to those in attendance at the Cavaliers first home game of 2018-19 if James signs elsewhere this summer.

Hey Cleveland, is the basketball free agency mania triggering heartburn? TUMS feels your pain and will deliver free TUMS at the first home game of next season if your star decides to take his talents to another team, TUMS Brand Manager Valeria Saccol said in a press release (via cleveland.com). TUMS may not be able to convince him to stay in The Land, but at least we can provide heartburn relief for fans who need it.

James opted out of the final year of his contract with the Cavaliers. He could still return to Cleveland, but he is also considering signing with the Lakers, 76ers and others, according to multiple reports.

James averaged 34 points, nine assists and 9.1 rebounds per game during Cleveland’s playoff run.

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