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Bruins GM calls Horton a “long shot” to return

Apr 8, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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Although Nathan Horton was on the ice earlier this week, it looks like the Bruins are still not optimistic about his chances of returning before the end of the playoffs.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that he wouldn’t rule it out, but added, “I think it’s a long shot.” Horton sustained a concussion during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. He played in 46 games this season before suffering what was initially described as a mild concussion.

On a more positive note, backup goaltender Tuukka Rask is now a bit better than day-to-day, according to Chiarelli. Rask has been great this season, but he hasn’t played since March 3 due to an abdominal/groin injury.

The Boston Bruins will open up their series against the Washington Capitals at 7:30pm ET on Thursday April 12.

  1. habsman - Apr 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Is Dr. Recchi treating him?

  2. crusty14 - Apr 8, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    I tied posting this earlier, but it never showed, so I’ll try again.

    Habsman, you are at times mildly entertaining, but you are also quite monotonous as well, saying the same crap over and over and over!

    What’s with the Dr. Recchi stuff? It wasn’t funny the first time you used it , never mind now! Time to get some new material my friend!

    • groess - Apr 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM

      Ramblings of a bitter Hab’s fan.

  3. mgp1219 - Apr 8, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    hey habswoman,
    I watched the playoff schedules and must have missed the Montreal series. When do they start their series? Who are they playing?

    • dolanster - Apr 9, 2012 at 1:48 AM

      Toronto, in a $5 for each 9 and $5 for the 18.

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