Injured forward Nathan Horton will be sticking behind in Boston as the Bruins head out on the road for a six-game, 11-day road trip. The right winger has missed six games and counting with a mild concussion suffered on Jan. 21, and it appears hell miss another seven games starting with Tuesdays tilt against the Rangers.
There has been no update on Hortons condition since the Bruins went public with a setback that hed suffered more than a week ago while attempting to skate on his own. The Bruins have called up Josh Hennessy to serve as the extra forward on the road trip, but theres no doubting the Bruins will step up their efforts to get an extra winger with Hortons status in question.
When you get some injuries to Horton and you have extra forwards, you want to bring somebody along, said Claude Julien. I think it serves both purposes to make players understand that youre not pulling your weight around; that there is somebody that can take your spot.
But at the same time if theres an injury on this road trip its a lot easier to bring the guy along if hes been around on the team than just fly him in and expect him to jump in there and do the job.