Nov 10, 2012, 9:15 PM EST
“Nathan is healthy and ready for the season to start,” Krepelka said. “Has been for a while now. He’s ready to go and has been ready to go.”
Horton was cleared for contact in late July, but that doesn’t always mean that a player is prepared to hit the ground running.
That’s especially true with post-concussion syndrome. Horton hasn’t played an NHL game since Jan. 22, when he suffered his second concussion in just seven months, so this is a welcome development.
Injured players might be among the few beneficiaries of the lockout, at least relatively speaking, as Horton faces little temptation to return to action prematurely.
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