Bruins’ Horton now symptom free


 The Stanley Cup Boston Bruins’ management and their loyal fan base, from all across New England, got some exciting news on Monday when it was announced that star forward, Nathan Horton, is now feeling no ill effects from the nasty concussion he suffered. He received a late hit  from Vancouver Canucks’ defenceman, Aaron Rome, during Game 3  of the Stanley Cup finals. “Personally …I’m fine. I don’t have any headaches”, said Horton, who scored 26 goals and 53 points in his first year as a Bruin. “I’m just relaxing and I have no symptoms, and I’ve been that way for a few days now. I’ll rest up, and hopefully start training real hard again and come into training camp in great shape and be ready to go. Meanwhile, Horton, who scored Game 7 series winners against the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning, showed a high pain tolerance this past post season. He seperated his shoulder just prior to the play-offs and then reinjured it during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Lightning.  “It’s not always fun to be injured, but you’re in the Stanley Cup finals and you’re playing in the play-offs. That’s what people do in the play-offs,” Horton said. “They play through injuries and we definitely had a lot of guys on our team with injuries. But being injured again with a concussion … it was tough to watch. But it was such a good feeling when we won. I felt like I was on the ice … no matter what. … Injuries happen during the play-offs and it’s just good to be part of it and to be part of a team, when you’re not playing. I felt like I played Game 7. So it’s a good feeling.” Understandably, after what happened to forward Marc Savard, the Bruins will be careful with Horton, by continuously monitoring his off season progress. A year ago Savard claimed to be over his concussion heading into the season, only to suffer the same reacurring symptoms during his summer workouts.  Needless to say, looking back, Horton is convinced that he made the right decision. “It’s been unbelievable. You can’t imagine how good the outcome came,” Horton said. ” And winning the Stanley Cup …  it’s been a long year, but it’s been a lot of fun. It’s all the hard work that we’ve put in together and all the things that we’ve done together. It all pays off.”


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