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Julien: Horton suffered concussion setback

Feb 10, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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So much for not giving updates.

Shortly after saying he was “done” giving progress reports on injured forward Nathan Horton, Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Horton suffered a setback in his concussion recovery.

“He’s been pulled back,” Julien told “He’s got some symptoms so he’s been pulled back. That’s why I say that it’s hard for me to stand up every day with steps forward or steps backward.

“So he’s back to square one and we’re giving him some time here. Those symptoms – once he got back on the ice – they came back.”

Horton began riding the stationary bike last week and resumed skating on Sunday, only to see his symptoms — including headaches – return after a few on-ice sessions. The 26-year-old hasn’t played since suffering his second concussion in seven months after a hit from Philadelphia’s Tom Sestito on Jan. 22.

  1. solador78 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    It’s unfortunate that Dr. Mark Recchi misdiagnosed this as a “mild” concussion.

    • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      Perhaps if he went to a movie he would feel better.

  2. bigtganks - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    I didn’t think you were commenting on this until he was back Bill Dauterive, er I mean Claude…

  3. cowboys282 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    And to think all these games missed for Horton and no suspension for Tom Sestito and his illegal hit to the head.

    Gotta love Mr. Shanahan’s double standards. I wonder how many games a Bruin would have got for a hit like this?

    • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      The word for you sir is Karma. Sweet, sweet Karma for all the cheap shots by the Bruins over the past couple of years that went unpunished.

      The day theat Horton steps on the ice will be a day too soon. It’s time for them to sleep in the bed they made.

      • govtminion - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

        After all, what’s classier than wishing continued brain trauma on someone for wearing a jersey you don’t like?

      • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        Yeah – pretty classless. what cheap shots are you talking about? I assume the pacioretty hit- you do realize the league took responsibility by changing every rink in the league?!? You do realize you have subban on your team? where do you think marchand learned the slew foot? I ask you again, what cheap shots? I can think of Subban coming in high on Krejci – no suspension. I can think of Sesito high and late on horton- no suspension. I can think of cooke on savard – no suspension. please learn the game or at least what you are talking about. I know; we should have called the cops! Guess what? I’ll be watching the Bruins in april, may and June. you – not so much. ahahahaha. gomez, kaberle, markov, cole all for at least the next 2 years after this one for a min of 4.2 per year. ahahahahaha. wait… ahahahahah

    • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM


      What a wonderful post. Especially the the haha’s, they were really good.

      And you know what? You’re right, the Bruins are clean and respectful team that never have any controversial incidents. All the other teams in the league are dirty, and pick fights with the Bruins. OK?

      Now, go play with your friends for a couple of hours. supper will be ready at 5:00.

      • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:13 PM

        @habsman – Awww. You still didn’t answer the question. I didn’t complain or call out these other teams. I simply asked you to back up your statement – which you can’t. “sweet Karma for all the cheap shots by the Bruins over the past couple of years that went unpunished.” I ask you again… what cheap shots?
        also – yes, I find great pleasure in the fact that the Canadiens will be terrible for at least two more years after this one. we’re talking bottom of the barrel bad. Oh but that’s cause their coach doesn’t speak french I forgot. It has nothing to do with the level of talent on the ice. It will be funny when a team like toronto or tampa or the NYI come in with UFA offer on price and you can’t afford him, but it’s ok you’ll have the 25th+ 1st rounder for the next couple years – and you do oh so well with drafting. you do realize that you don’t have any real money coming off and you need to resign Price, Subbam, Eller, emelin, diaz and pacioretty all within the next two years. ahahahahah. not enough money to sign the only players on your team worth signing. Gionta 5M. just to put things into perspective – for the money you have in Gomez and Markov- the Bruins have Bergeron, Krecji and Lucic. add campoli and kaberle into the mix…add horton and marchand. That is why I laugh.

      • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        *I meant to say and Gionta at 5m. ahahahah

      • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM


        More ahah’s, what a happy fellow you are.

        Don’t know what more I can say. I’ve already said that the Bruins never do anything wrong, and the rest of the teams in the NHL are dirty and pick fights with the Bruins. Isn’t that your position?

        And don’t worry about the Habs, we’ll be OK. After all, we took the Campbell Cup champs to overtime in game six and seven last year, didn’t we?

      • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        Yet… no answer. The Bruins really don’t “pick” too many fights. they don’t put up with anything, marchand aside- they don’t really go out of their way to start stuff. When they do pick fights it’s with the likes of ott, subban, kaleta, neil, etc… the scum of the league – so in my book it’s deserved. There are pretty much three fanbases that think the Bruins are dirty; Habs, canucks and Sabers – All three of which are incredibly soft and often play the innocent agitator. Yes you did lose in game 7. just wanted to go over something with you. krecji 25 Seguin 20 Bergeron 26 Horton 26 Lucic 23 Marchand 23 Rask 24. the numbers following their names… ages. that isn’t counting Hamilton, knight, spooner and khokhlachev who are all gonna be big time players for years to come. have fun. oh yeah – ahahahahah

      • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM


    • greggoldberg - Feb 10, 2012 at 4:37 PM

      It’s only one image, but I’m still not entirely convinced that was a head shot. Guessing the league felt the same way.

      It was a late hit, and one that should’ve got two for interference. But otherwise it was a non-suspension-worthy hit that just had an unfortunate result.

  4. solador78 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    It’s not karma, which would look more like a dropped Wes Welker pass (hello Spygate!).

    Horton is simply suffering from a headache caused by too much time on Facebook.

    • elvispocomo - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      What, is he patiently waiting for another Tim Thomas update?

      • solador78 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

        Pretty sure he was too busy “Liking” the Super Bowl after-party photos.

    • odj810 - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      you are unintelligent.

      • solador78 - Feb 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM

        Dude, all your personal contact info (and dating history) is a google search away.

  5. bigtganks - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Don’t watch your pass…

    • pepper2011 - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      learn the game. I am pretty sure it’s normal to follow the puck – being the object of the game is to put the puck in the net and stop your opponent from scoring. people always make this comment and it’s stupid. the object of the game is to follow the puck. also- this particular play…. he shot the puck- thanks for playing though.

      • kitshky - Feb 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

        “learn the game … the object of the game is to follow the puck”

        Im sorry did I jus read that from someone claiming to know the game? You do realize what people mean when they say “dont watch your pass” right?

        Since the first couple of guys strapped on skates and started playing this game it has always been the responsibility of the puck carrier to not put himself in a dangerous position …no ones telling you to not know where the puck is on the ice, they’re telling you to stop admiring your pass and be prepared for the contact that is inevitably on it’s way.

        “learn the game” …come on dude.

      • pepper2011 - Feb 14, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        who admires their pass? It doesn’t happen. I’ve played my whole life- granted not at this level, but the game is the same- NOBODY “admires” their passes. That’s what I mean. And I agree that it is the puck handlers responsibility; however A) this was a shot B) tell me the last time you saw a player admirer his pass? C) if he had the puck and has had time to admire his pass he is no longer the puck carrier

  6. davebabychreturns - Feb 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Sucks for Horton. I don’t much like him as a player (or the Bruins) but you hope he is at least able to live his life outside of the rink normally – given he can’t hit the ice without experiencing symptoms that’s almost certainly not the case.

    • kitshky - Feb 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

      Absolutley. No one hates Boston more than me (Sox, Pats, Bruins) but seriously, who the hell thumbed that down!?

  7. sabatimus - Feb 10, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Sestito, if he keeps it up, will = the next Matt Cooke.

  8. jond86 - Feb 11, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    I guess we will see if PHT was serious about dropping users that make stupid comments. Can weed them all out real quick by putting up a Bruins post and reading alllll the haters comments. Pathetic.

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