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Nash's injured foot shouldn't be an issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets left wing Rick Nash tested his bruised left foot on Thursday and intends to play in the NHL All-Star Game this weekend.

Nash, whose 31 goals scored lead the league, has been receiving treatment since getting injured
Saturday. He did not make the Blue Jackets' two-game road trip this
week.

After consulting with team doctors, trainers and Blue Jackets
general manager Doug MacLean, Nash said he should be able to play
in Sunday's All-Star Game in St. Paul, Minn.

"He's fine," Blue Jackets spokesman Todd Sharrock said
Thursday. "He put the skates on. It felt good, and he's going to
participate."

Nash was injured while blocking a shot late in the first period
of Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Minnesota. He left the game
near the end of the period and did not return.

Nash, 19, would be the first teen to play in the NHL All-Star Game since Pittsburgh's Jaromir Jagr and Quebec's Owen Nolan in 1992.