Julien: Horton 'continuing to progress'

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien said after practice on Wednesday that he would have a better update on the status of forward Nathan Horton (mild concussion) on Thursday.

“He’s continuing to progress,” Julien said. “It’s not a negative thing, but right now he’s still not capable of skating. It’s still one day at a time. Our doctors have evaluated him and they like the progress he’s making, but he’s not ready, yet.”

If Horton continues to progress, he could start physical activity on Thursday.

Horton suffered the injury in the second period against Philadelphia on Jan. 22 when he was on the receiving end of a late hit by the Flyers' Tom Sestito. Horton stayed in the game for the remainder of the period but sat out the third.