WASHINGTON, D.C. Nathan Horton wasnt a part of the Bruins morning skate, and will miss Tuesday nights game against the Washington Capitals with a mild concussion as diagnosed by Bruins team doctors.
Horton is day-to-day and the NHL has decided against seeking supplemental discipline against Philadelphia's Tom Sestito for the second period head shot on Sunday afternoon.
Claude Julien indicated that Horton is suffering from the telltale headaches that seem to usually come along with concussions.
Hes doing as well as he can for a guy with a mild concussion, said Julien. He didnt skate today. Hes still suffering from mild headaches and concussions are something weve always talked about as day-to-day. Hopefully by the end of this five-day break well have the news that we want to hear.
It appears that Rich Peverley will be sliding into the top right wing slot vacated by Hortons injury and Zach Hamill will get another crack at the lineup after sitting out the last few games. Horton will get the NHL All-Star break to heal up and recover.
It was little more than seven months ago that Horton suffered severe concussion during the Stanley Cup Finals after taking a hit from Vancouver's Aaron Rome.
Tuesday night's game against the Capitals will be the first game the right winger has missed this year.