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Boston’s Horton has a “mild concussion”

Jan 23, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty reports that Bruins forward Nathan Horton is listed as day-to-day with what Boston GM Peter Chiarelli is calling a “mild concussion.”

Horton suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, when he took this shot from Flyers forward Tom Sestito during the second period (FF to 0:23 mark):

Horton was held out of the third period, overtime and shootout. Bruins coach Claude Julien said it was a “blindside hit” but didn’t speculate on the severity of the injury. That was left to Chiarelli.

“I don’t have an official update other than I think it’s a ‘mild concussion’ from what I saw and heard last night – and talking to him today,” he told CSNNE. “These things are day-to-day so I’d say he’s day-to-day.

“He’s in that gray area between taking the impact testing and see how it is the next day and the following day. Then you make a determination. He’s in that gray area right now.”

Horton has a history of head injuries dating back to the concussion suffered at the hands of Vancouver’s Aaron Rome during last June’s Stanley Cup Finals. That cost him the final four games of the series and a portion of his offseason skating routine, perhaps contributing to his slow start to this season.

  1. haterzgonahate - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    mr potato head never sees any faults in his players does he. and i see he followed up that clean open ice check with a “protecting himself” cross check

    • spokedjackets - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM

      Why are you talking about Ryan Miller again? No seriously, look at his picutres. He looks like a 5 year old got a little out of control when putting a Mr. Potato head together, it hilarious.

      Also speaking of a 5 year old, use something that at least resembles proper grammar. Maybe capitalize or get crazy and use a period to show a thought is over.

      • haterzgonahate - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

        lol.. grammer police!!

      • leecasper17 - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:54 PM

        @haterzgonahate: haha, if you’re going to make a joke like that, at least spell “grammar” right…

      • haterzgonahate - Jan 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

        that’s the joke dumbass!!

  2. hockinj25 - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    I have a great idea. After I get a concussion, I’m going go and try to fight. I’m calling BS

    • spokedjackets - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Mild concussion doesnt mean knocked out cold. Probably woozy, but the anger towards the jerkoff that just took a blindside hit at him would be more than enough to overcome that. And he never tried to fight, it was more of a “hey asshole”

    • odj810 - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      are we really in a society that questions brain injuries? concussions are serious, its brain trauma with noted lasting effects. people need to stop questioning players intgerity by saying they are faking head injuries

  3. matthews4 - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Clean open ice hit from behind and the blindside genius? I got idea shit for brains, let me whack you from behind and we will see how your pansy ass responds!

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      clearly your from Boston

  4. drewsylvania - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    @haterz: Given your well-documented troll tendencies, I’m not sure why anyone should listen to what you say.

    • haterzgonahate - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      ya i’m a troll lol. YOU are calling ME a troll lol! the guy that loses his shit when somebody downthumbs his comments

      this site is whack! peace!

      • gallyhatch - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

        “This site is whack! Peace!”

        Who are you, MC Snow?

        Unfortunately, I find it hard to believe you’re abandoning this site. I have a feeling that I will be quitting PHT long before you do.

  5. 8man - Jan 23, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    I remember the old days when no one outside of Boston wrote, commented or cared about the Bruins…in virtually any capacity. Seems like so long ago…..

    It’s been a Boston sports world for the last ten years and everyone else is just hatin’ in it.

  6. rexadelphia8 - Jan 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    You get what you deserve fkcures

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