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‘Nothing to say’: Bruins’ coach offers update on Horton

Jun 13, 2013, 1:31 AM EDT

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien offered a quick update on forward Nathan Horton, who left the game in the first overtime and was favoring his shoulder as he went to the bench.

“Nothing to say,” said Julien, according to a post-game tweet from Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press.

Horton appeared to injure his left shoulder after bumping with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson just to the side of the net in overtime.

Horton entered Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final with a league-leading plus-21 rating, and is one-third of the HuLK line, with Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

That line contributed to the first two Boston goals of the game, which ultimately ended in a 4-3 triple overtime victory for the Blackhawks.

  1. devilsarethebest - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:50 AM

    That’s a bad sign for the B’s. When the coach answers like that you know something is up.

  2. giantssb42champs - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    Cr@p, the B’s can’t afford to lose this guy.

    • micklethepickle - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Yea, just like that other time that the Bruina were in the Cup Finals and lost Horton to injury… remember how they completely fell apart? Probabably cost them the series man…

      Seriously – the Bruins are my 2nd least favorite team in the NHL and even I can admit that their strength is their depth and ability to rely on 3rd and 4th liners in big games. “Can’t afford to lose Horton…” please. Not saying North isn’t a clutch playoff performer, but to act like this matters as much as an injury to Bergeron, Chara, or Rask is so dumb.

      Go Hawks…. for lack of a better option to root for.

      • micklethepickle - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        Auto correct somehow turned a misspelling of “Horton” into “North” – chubby fingers and small phones don’t go well together.

      • lombardisshineinfoxborough - Jun 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM

        Mick, I agree with you on the depth thing with the Bruins, but losing Horts would be a major blow. Yes, they were able to beat the Canucks without him, but I think last year’s playoffs showed how much they really missed him when they lost to Washington. He’s so clutch in the post season and that just can’t be replaced.

  3. theskinsman - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    This would be a huge loss if he’s not able to go. Hope he’s just bruised.

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    I’m no doctor but from a hockey movement perspective it looks like his shoulder popped out. Freak play though.

    • myspaceyourface - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      I’ve been thinking shoulder as well. It looked a little saggy.

  5. spitfisher - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    better his shoulder than his head I suppose, a few days of therapy he might be back or game day decision-we’ll have to see.

  6. theageofquarrel - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I am surprised Julien didn’t accuse him of embellishing. Oh that’s right it’s his player.

    • savoirlaire - Jun 13, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Stupid comment, douchebag…let me guess, Canucks or Habs fan?

      • theageofquarrel - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        Neither. But you are an asshole

      • savoirlaire - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

        Really…who started this with the moronic comment about an injured player? Go chase an ambulance, $hithead…

  7. florida727 - Jun 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I’m a Hawks fan through and through but I hope he’s okay. You want to win, but you want your opponent to be at their best as well.

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