Despite sitting at the bottom of the NHL standings with a 10-23-5 record, the Columbus Blue Jackets have no plans to move winger Rick Nash.
Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun on Thursday that, "nothing has changed," and he does not want to even want to contemplate moving their captain and franchise player.
Nash's agent Joe Resnick added that, "Rick does not want to leave town (and) wants to be part of solution."
Trade speculation around him continued this week with an article in Thursday's Columbus Dispatch where Nash said he would not let his no-trade clause be a stumbling block if - hypothetically - the team asked him to waive it.
"That's a tough question to answer in a situation like this," Nash told The Dispatch. "I love Columbus. I love being here. I love being a Blue Jacket.
"The city of Columbus deserves a winner and deserves a good product on the ice. If it comes to that - like you said, all speculation - but if they don't want me here, they want to move me? I'm not going to do something where it's going to hurt the franchise just because I have that in my contract."
Nash, 27, has 12 goals and 15 assists in 38 games this season.