Horton making progress with concussion

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Horton making progress with concussion

WILMINGTON, Mass. Nathan Horton is slowly making progress, but hes still not back on the ice.

Horton has missed two games since suffering a mild concussion against the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 22 when he was blindsided by a Tom Sestito head shot that went without a penalty call. Claude Julien said that Horton was still experiencing symptoms as of Tuesday morning, but also revealed after Wednesdays practice that he might have a better update before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hes continued to progress. Its not a negative thing, but right now hes still not capable of skating. Its still a one-day-at-a-time. I know our doctors are evaluating him and like the progress that hes making. But hes not ready yet.

Rich Peverley has taken Hortons spot on the right wing alongside David Krejci and Milan Lucic, and Brad Marchand has filled Hortons spot on the Bs power play unit and scored a pair of power play goals in the two games hes missed thus far.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.