Horton cleared for contact, expected to be ready for camp


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.