Horton Leaves Game 1 With Apparent Upper Body Injury

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Boston Bruins at Chicago Blackhawks

Nathan Horton exited Wednesday’s game 1 loss to Chicago after seemingly aggravating an existing upper-body injury in the first overtime frame. Horton did not return.

The injury came while Boston was on the power play, pushing to win it. Horton had just nearly won the game, clanking the would be sudden death winner off the post.

Horton came up limp following a shove from Niklas Hjalmarsson. It looked to be a harmless encounter but doubled over in pain, Horton was forced to leave the ice. He immediately was taken to the dressing room for further examination.

Horton did have one assist in the game to go along with 22:28 of ice time.

Coincidentally, Horton did miss the final five games of the regular season after suffering an upper-body injury in a fight with Jarome Iginla of Pittsburgh.

Claude Julien would have to hope Horton could give it a go in game 2. He has been so instrumental in much of the success Boston has had in these playoffs, as he sits second in the NHL in postseason scoring.

If he cannot lace them up, look for Jordan Caron to get a look. Caron plays a similar style to that of Horton and does possess scoring touch.

Frank O’Laughlin – Lead NHL contributor – Titletown Sports Network

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