Horton, 27, left Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh with what appeared to be a hand injury after fighting Pens forward Jarome Iginla.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t offer many specifics about Horton’s condition following the game, but did acknowledge the injury occurred during the scrap.
“Obviously the injury came from the fight,” he explained. “I’ll let you guys know whenever the final evaluation is made.”
The Bruins can ill-afford to lose Horton for any period of time.
While he’s had a somewhat inconsistent year, he remains one of the club’s best net-front presences and is third in goals, with 13 — an important figure, as Boston only has four double-digit goalscorers at the moment.
After Tuesday’s game, Boston has three remaining: Thursday against Tampa Bay, Saturday at Washington and Sunday’s home date, the last game of the regular season, against Ottawa.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.