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Horton’s agent: “He’s ready to go”

Nov 10, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

Nathan Horton AP

If the lockout ends, Nathan Horton‘s agent Paul Krepelka told ESPN Boston’s James Murphy that the Boston Bruins power forward could jump right back into NHL action.

“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.

Horton being close to 100 percent is scary news for opponents who remember how difficult the Horton-David KrejciMilan Lucic line was to handle at times during the last couple seasons.

  1. mccourty1sland - Nov 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    This is awesome news. He’s a huge asset. Wasn’t the same without him

  2. aklolzer - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Perhaps? Hmmm, shallow and pedantic.

  3. sjsharks66 - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Great news I enjoy watching bruins hockey and am a big fan of Horton. Now just get the season started….

  4. bruinsfan19 - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Now h needs to stay healthy he’s a huge part of this Bruins offense we weren’t the same when he or injured

  5. davidschap - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Good friggin news if this crap ever ends. Hi San Diego gulls.

  6. cloudniner9 - Nov 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Awesome news, now lets get the season started so the Bruins can win another cup.

  7. antkowiak666 - Nov 11, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Horton hears a who!!

  8. 8man - Nov 11, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Perhaps the silver lining to this lockout, players have more time to heal and aren’t missing anything. Well those that aren’t playing in Euro leagues anyway.

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