Still no timetable for Horton return

March, 8, 2012
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BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins and forward Nathan Horton (concussion) have not reached the point in his rehab where they’re discussing a possible return to the ice.

Horton suffered a concussion, his second head injury in a six-month span, on Jan. 22 at Philadelphia.

He’s missed a total of 19 games and Thursday night will be his 20th as the Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden.

Horton walked into the Garden around 9:30 a.m. this morning and said he’s feeling ok but there has not been any discussion about when he’ll be given clearance to skate. The only thing he’s been able to do only recently is ride the stationary bike.

There are only 17 games remaining in the regular season, and overall he has 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 46 games this season.

Horton suffered a severe concussion in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals last spring and missed the rest of the series. He also struggled at the beginning of this season and admitted that effects of the concussion may have been partly to blame.

He began to ramp up his rehab in early February and also skated for a couple of days before he began to experience symptoms again, so the club pulled back on his possible return to the ice.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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