Nathan Horton left the Boston Bruins triple overtime defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks in the first overtime with what appeared to be an upper body injury. Today Claude Julien said that Horton is day-to-day but there is some hope that the forward will be ready for Game 2.
More from Coach on Horton: fingers crossed at the end of the day that he's back for next game ^CS
If Horton is unable to play, it would be a huge loss for the Bruins. He has 18 points in 17 games this postseason and is part of arguably the best line in the playoffs. Along with linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic, Horton continued to produce in Game 1, picking up an assist on Lucic's first goal.
No one can replace Horton in the lineup. If he can't go, expect Tyler Seguin to move up to the top line, where he looked good after Horton left Game 1. Jordan Caron, Jay Pandolfo, and Carl Soderberg are probably the leading candidates to enter the lineup. Soderberg could bring an offensive spark to the third line and has the big body to play there.Boston, Boston Bruins, Carl Soderberg, Chicago Blackhawks, Hockey, Jay Pandolfo, Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton, NHL, Tyler Seguin