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Nathan Horton makes strides in concussion recovery – just not on the ice

Feb 1, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT

Nathan Horton AP

Nathan Horton is the latest Boston Bruins forward to deal with recurring concussion issues but’s Joe Haggerty reports that he’s making progress. Horton still isn’t at the point where he’s making those strides in a literal way – on the ice – though.

Horton has been sidelined for two games and counting thanks to a blindside hit by Philadelphia Flyers tough guy Tom Sestito. He recently recovered from a high-profile concussion suffered in Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, although it’s unlikely that this issue is as serious as the blow administered by Aaron Rome.

Horton has experienced an up-and-down season, but the results have been pretty solid overall. He has 17 goals and 32 points in 46 games with a robust 54 penalty minutes.

The Bruins are a deep enough team to withstand this loss for a while, but there’s little doubt that the team would prefer to keep the Horton, Milan Lucic and David Krejci line together as often as possible.

  1. solador78 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Yes, but does he still think he’s Wayne Gretzky?

    • cableguymike - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      Reminds me more of a sucky version of Eric Lindros.

  2. habsman - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Guess he won’t be sucker punching anyone in the near future.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      I guess when your team is really, really, really soft it’s easy to confuse physical play with something that’s against the rules.

  3. arbruins - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    File a police report next time Habsfan…I used to respect the Canadians fans when I went to the old forum as a kid…Seemed most of them knew something about the sport. You seem to rely on whining, a lot!

  4. arbruins - Feb 2, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    I meant “Habsman”!

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