Rick Nash rejoined his Rangers’ teammates for today’s practice, his first time on the ice with the complete group since suffering a concussion on Oct. 8. Nash wore a yellow non-contact jersey and will ease himself back into full practices before resuming battle drills.

Nash said he expects to travel to Montreal with the team on Friday for Saturday’s game against the Canadiens so he can continue practicing with the team.

Today’s practice, which ended with some tongue-wagging, hard, conditioning drills, was perfect for Nash, who needs to regain game conditioning.

Full group is a touch of a misnomer today as both Ryan Callahan and D Anton Stralman were given today off for maintenance. Coach Alain Vigneault said both would practice on Friday after the Rangers have an off day on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Dominic Moore again skated at full strength as he is poised to make his return from a seven-game absence due to a strained oblique muscle - the second such injury of his career - Saturday at Montreal. With Moore returning to the lineup on Saturday, another forward may be re-assigned to Hartford (AHL). Vigneault said that final decision would be made on Friday.

There’s a good chance both Moore and Nash will skate again on Thursday. Moore joked that after 40-minute bag skates both on Monday and Tuesday, he’s just looking forward to playing again after today’s hard skate.

Vigneault said he has not told his goalies yet of his plans for who plays this weekend - the Rangers host the Kings on Sunday - but said, if he were a betting man (his standard line), he’d bet on both Henrik Lundqvist and Cam Talbot each getting a start. And, given Lundqvist’s well-documented troubles in Montreal, not to mention the Rangers as a whole, to which Vigneault has been appraised, it’s a likely bet that Talbot will start against the Canadiens. Talbot, who grew up a Canadiens’ fan, in particular, a Patrick Roy fan, said he’s been told to be ready.

Meanwhile, both Lundqvist and Vigneault were questioned about Vigneault’s statement that Ryan Carter’s second goal in the Devils’ 3-2 win over the Rangers Thursday night was a “routine save.” Lundqvist diffused any public controversy by saying he agreed with Vigneault’s assessment, though what cost the Rangers the game was the breakdown that led to Dainius Zubrus’ winner.

“I don’t have a problem with that because I agree,” Lundqvist said of Vigneault’s comment. “Sometimes, I feel like you can hide behind a team, say, ‘We, we, we.’ But at some point you have to be honest with yourself and that should go for all of us. Obviously being a goalie it’s easier to just look at one guy’s performance every night. But I definitely don’t have a problem with that. It’s a shot I need to stop, especially at the end of the period. But we came back and played a pretty strong period in the third.”