Nathan Horton will play tonight in Game 2. Both Horton and Claude Julien said the right wing will be in the lineup.
“He feels really good,” Julien said. “He looked really good out there the last two days. There’s absolutely no reason at all why he shouldn’t play tonight.”
Horton participated in the morning skate. Horton practiced in his usual spot alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci.
“I feel good, I’m going to be ready, I think I’m in, I’m ready to go and I’m excited, feel good” Horton said after Saturday’s practice. “I’ve just been trying to get ready for Game 2 like any player here and just looking at clips on what we need to do better, but I feel good personally.”
Horton was asked if he was in pain the last couple of days.
“I’m not in any pain, I feel good,” he said. “Like I said, I’m ready to play and I’m just excited to get going here.”
Horton would not go into any details on what caused the upper body setback Saturday night but when asked if Claude Julien said he’s definitely ready go tonight, Horton replied: “Yes, everything’s good. I’m back and I’m ready to go.”
With Horton in, Tyler Seguin will remain on the third line with Kaspars Daugavins and Rich Peverley. The Bruins are not projected to make any other changes.
Tonight’s expected lineup:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jaromir Jagr
Kaspars Daugavins-Rich Peverley-Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille-Chris Kelly-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference-Johnny Boychuk
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid