Horton responds positively to bike workout

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Horton responds positively to bike workout

Nathan Horton rode the stationary bike on Friday and didnt suffer any setbacks in his recovery from a concussion, according to Bruins coach Claude Julien.

So far, so good, said Julien when asked how the right winger responded to his first physicality activity with an elevated heartbeat since suffering a concussion from a Tom Sestito head shot against the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 22. Its something Im not going to comment on every day whether its going well or not going well. Right now its positive and well leave it at that.

Horton has now missed four games with what the team initially termed a mild concussion and it doesnt appear hes close to suiting up and playing Sunday in Washington against the Capitals either. Riding the bicycle is the first step for a player recovering from a concussion, but odds are that the Bs will take their time with Horton coming back from his second concussion in the last eight months.

Jordan Caron was called back up to the Bruins for the sixth time this season so the Bs can have a spare forward, and will take the trip with the team to Washington D.C. and Buffalo starting Sunday. Julien confirmed that Caron wont be playing Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but its possible he could be playing in the near future.

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."