It’s been almost a full calendar year since Horton suffered his second concussion in a seven-month span on Jan. 22, 2012. He was 100 percent healthy and prepared to start the season last September, but the lockout allowed him extra rest and he’s not experiencing any post-concussion symptoms.
“I’m not even thinking about it, if I get hit,” Horton said after Monday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena. “It doesn’t bother me.”
“I’m glad he’s back and we can get the type of player when he was [healthy],” Krejci said.
Prior to his head injury last January, he had recorded 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 46 games, and he wasn’t even playing his best hockey. Now that he’s healthy, the Bruins expect a strong season from Horton.
“When he’s on his game, and he’s a big body, he can skate for his size and he can certainly shoot the puck,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.