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Friday, June 17, 2011
Nathan Horton hurt shoulder, too

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- Before Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton suffered a season-ending concussion in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, he was playing with a separated shoulder, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli.

"Before his concussion he was actually hurt," Chiarelli said. "He had a serious separated shoulder. He was hurt significantly."

Horton suffered the injury in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the same game in which he scored the winning goal in the Bruins' 1-0 victory.

For the most part, the Bruins made it through the Stanley Cup playoffs relatively injury-free.

Milan Lucic had a severe toe injury and David Krejci played through a right-shoulder injury, which he suffered in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on a hit by Lightning defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron.

"Some days it was bad, but the last couple of games I didn't even take any bad killers or any shots," Krejci said after Game 7 of the Cup finals. "It was getting better every day. It was fine."

Chiarelli said Friday morning he has not received the full end-of-season medical report. He would not comment specifically, but did say it's possible one or two players will need offseason surgery.

"We were fortunate," Chiarelli said.

Joe McDonald covers the Bruins for