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Krejci ‘pretty sure’ Horton will play Game 2

Jun 14, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

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After leaving Game 1 with a suspected shoulder injury, Nathan Horton was back at practice on Friday — though he didn’t talk to reporters afterward.

That was left to linemate David Krejci.

“[Horton] looked great,” Krejci told reporters, as per TSN’s Farhan Lalji. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to play tomorrow.”

Horton was injured after pushing Niklas Hjalmarsson while the B’s were on the power play during the first overtime session. While it seemed a harmless looking play, Horton was visibly in pain and immediately left the ice.

On Thursday, a report surfaced that Horton aggravated a shoulder issue that stemmed back to his days in Florida.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t offer a status update on Horton, but did leave reporters with a fairly definitive statement.

“If he feels good tomorrow, he’s in the lineup,” Julien said. “It’s as simple as that.”

  1. patsbruin1021 - Jun 14, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Horton will be out there if he wants to be back with the bruins

  2. bruinsyea - Jun 14, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Peverley can take his spot in the press box.

  3. ronthecubsfan - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    This is the STANLEY CUP FINALS for Christ’s sake. Of course he’s going to play. He’d have to be half crippled (or have a concussion – those are serious business) to not play.

    Strong tape job to help keep it in.

    Hawks will beat them with him or without.

  4. cliverush - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Although Krug made a bad decision on the second goal, it appeared that Horton had made a few bad plays with the puck prior to the goal. It caught my eye that he was having trouble getting around with his stick. The injury seems to have affected him earlier in the game.

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