Chiarelli: Horton to Miss 2012 Playoffs

WILMINGTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward Nathan Horton will miss the 2012 playoffs because of post-concussion symptoms. 

Horton, who hasn’t played in a game since being hit Jan. 22 against the Philadelphia Flyers, has skated since the injury, but Chiarelli said the organization felt the best option shut him down for the remainder of the season.

“We felt it just wasn’t in the long-term interest of Nathan to be having the specter hanging over him of trying to come back during this playoff season,” Chiarelli said after the team’s practice on Wednesday. “He’s made one step forward, and then two steps back and we just made the determination, upon consultation with our doctors; with Nathan, that it would be prudent to shut him down for the playoffs and continue to rehab for next year. 

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