Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact by Bruins medical staff, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said today.
Chiarelli passed along the good news at a press conference for head coach Claude Julien, the recent recipient of a multi-year contract extension.
It’s expected Horton will be ready for training camp. The 27-year-old winger missed the last 36 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs with his second concussion in less than a year.
A healthy Horton reduces the need for Chiarelli to go out and acquire a top-six forward.
The question now is whether Horton can remain healthy.