Nathan Horton is down, but he’s not out.
Horton, who appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury during overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, was practicing on Friday afternoon. The winger was splitting time with Tyler Seguin on the first line alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Horton, who has 18 points this postseason, never returned following his injury.
Horton is reportedly dealing with a shoulder subluxation and is listed as “day-to-day.” Reports indicate that he initially injured the shoulder while fighting Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla in April.
“Same as [Thursday],” Claude Julien told the media of Horton’s status. “[He’s] day to day. It was encouraging to see him out there. If he feels good [Saturday] he’ll be in the lineup.”
Forwards Jordan Caron and Carl Soderberg were rotating in with Daniel Paille and Rich Peverley on Boston’s third line, while Kaspars Daugavins was working with Shawn Thornton and Chris Kelly on the line formerly known as the merlots.
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