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Horton cleared for contact, expected to be ready for camp

Jul 24, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

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Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact by Bruins medical staff, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said today.

Chiarelli passed along the good news at a press conference for head coach Claude Julien, the recent recipient of a multi-year contract extension.

It’s expected Horton will be ready for training camp. The 27-year-old winger missed the last 36 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs with his second concussion in less than a year.

A healthy Horton reduces the need for Chiarelli to go out and acquire a top-six forward.

The question now is whether Horton can remain healthy.

  1. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 24, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Booooo Bruins, yay Horton!

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 24, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Great news! I missed watching Horton play last year.

  3. capesouth - Jul 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Lucic is more effective with Horton there…so this is great in more ways than one.

  4. kpickup - Jul 24, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    As a Caps fan, I dislike Boston. But it’s always good to hear about a player recovering, no matter the team!

    • ltcpain75 - Jul 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      Your second sentence would have stood up better without the first one.

  5. amerika1313 - Jul 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Great news. Welcome back, Horty.

  6. habsman - Jul 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    A cheap shot sucker puncher who got what he deserved. Don’t feel sorry for him.

    • fitzy187 - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      Id love to cheap shot you with a sucker punch!!

      • habsman - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:55 AM

        Typical Bruin fan.

        How is Carl Crawford doing these days? Any more racial taunts from the Boston Faithful?

    • lordstanley65 - Jul 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM

      Montreal sucks. So do your comments.

    • homelanddefense - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      when I saw the title of the article I knew there would be a lame “cheapshot” comment from Habsman.

      Hard to attack the morals of a player and a city when you are celebrating a serious injury.

  7. pastabelly - Jul 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    This could be his final year in Boston. But I’ll always be a Horton fan. Agree that he compliments both Lucic and Krejci well on that line.

  8. arbruins - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Habswoman is the cheap shot artist of cheap shot artists!

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