Peter Chiarelli Reveals Nathan Horton Played Through ‘Serious Separated Shoulder’ in Playoffs


BOSTON — While the Bruins played the entire postseason without Marc Savard and the last four games of the Final without Nathan Horton, they were remarkably fortunate on the injury front this year. That doesn't mean there weren't some ailments that players played through and will need to have treated in the offseason.

"Well I know Nathan, before he was hurt with his concussion was actually hurt," Chiarelli said. "He had a serious separated shoulder. I think, I can't remember the game, but I think you can recall if you go back it was like, it was, he got hit, he had scored the winning goal that game. He got hit on the boards. So he was hurt significantly.

"I haven't had the full report," Chiarelli added of other injuries. "I have a sense of what the medical report will be just from talking to doctors on a daily basis. We have our guys, I think we'll only have one, maybe two, surgeries and we'll get that out there when I get all the information. But we've had our guys dinged up, and all teams do. Like Vancouver did and Tampa did and Philly did. Montreal did.

"I think what I can say about the injury front is we were fortunate from that perspective. And again when you look back at past winners, I remember the one year Tampa won I think they had like 20 man-games lost due to injury the whole year in the playoffs. So you have to have an element of luck. And on that front we certainly did."

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