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Nathan Horton returns for Bruins

May 1, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

Nathan Horton, Dale Weise Getty Images

The Boston Bruins look like a different team in Game 1 of the 2013 playoffs than they did during the last day of the regular season.

As expected, Jaromir Jagr returned from his flu-like symptoms. To the surprise of some, the B’s made Dougie Hamilton a healthy scratch while Nathan Horton returned from an upper-body injury that resulted from a Jarome Iginla fight.

Horton, 27, has dealt with a series of concussion issues in the last few seasons, so Boston’s front office likely attempted to be as cautious as possible with the big forward.

While he can be a hot-and-cold guy scoring-wise, Bruins fans likely remember several big goals from the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup run. As a pending unrestricted free agent, Horton has plenty of motivation to score some more.

One depth bit: Rich Peverley has also been scratched for Kaspars Daugavins.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - May 1, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    He will forever be my hero for his gwg in game 7 ot vs the habs.

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