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Nathan Horton back for practice

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 30, 2013 10:58 AM

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Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins are going through their first practice prior to tomorrow’s Game 1 against Toronto.

Nathan Horton, out for five games because of an upper-body injury, is practicing for the first time. Horton is in his usual spot with Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

“I’m doing good,” Horton said after practice. “It’s nice to be back out there again. I’ve been working hard. I’m feeling good.”

Carl Soderberg should be the healthy scratch if Horton is available tomorrow. Soderberg is on a spare line with Jay Pandolfo with Rich Peverley. Kaspars Daugavins is on the third line with Chris Kelly and Jaromir Jagr.

“I’m really excited,” Daugavins said. “If I play tomorrow, I have to keep going the same way I played the last two games. Make sure the legs are going, get pucks deep, win my battles, and take pucks to the net. I’m playing with two great players. So hopefully we’ll get some offense going and be good on defense. It’s a good chance to prove myself again.”

Today’s lineup:

Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Kaspars Daugavins-Chris Kelly-Jaromir Jagr
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Jay Pandolfo-Carl Soderberg-Rich Peverley

Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Wade Redden-Adam McQuaid
Aaron Johnson-Dougie Hamilton

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

PP1: Zdeno Chara, Jaromir Jagr, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic.
PP2: Dennis Seidenberg, Wade Redden, David Krejci, Nathan Horton, Brad Marchand.

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