Columbus Blue Jackets: Injuries are the story so far

Expectations in Columbus were at an all-time high following the franchise’s most successful season ever. Nobody however, could have foreseen what is going on in the Blue Jacket’s locker room this season. With 154 man-games lost to injury by the end of November, this is one of if not the most injury-plagued squads in recent memory. The Jackets record is 7-15-2, 8th and last-place...
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Claude Julien: ‘It’s Too Bad’ To See Nathan Horton Face Career Decision

BOSTON — Former Bruins winger Nathan Horton might never play in another NHL game. The 29-year-old forward is dealing with a degenerative back problem that has made everyday life a challenge. “I can’t stand up like a normal person; I can’t bend over,” Horton recently told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. “I can’t run. I can’t play with my kids. To get in...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Johnson is bankrupt because of his parents

            John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is earning $5 million this season.  But on the morning of Oct. 7, Johnson had to drive to a federal courthouse to file for bankruptcy, reports The Columbus Dispatch.   Johnson has earned more than $18 million during his nine-year NHL...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Savard Knows Ex-Bruins Teammate Nathan Horton’s Pain, Has Advice

Nathan Horton is faced with a life-changing decision: Have surgery on his degenerative back injury or continue suffering through extensive pain that prohibits him from playing hockey at age 29. If anyone can relate to Horton’s predicament, it’s Marc Savard. Savard, now 37 years old, played with Horton on the Boston Bruins and was the victim of Matt...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Nathan Horton Should Retire

A few months back I caught flack from readers and non readers alike about an article I wrote about Nathan Horton. I stated in the article that in his injury ridden season we didn’t have much more to be excited about as his production was in line with previous seasons. While this presumption upset some, others were quick to accept the fate of an oft injured winger who brought other...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton may have to call it a career

Nathan Horton's hockey career is in jeopardy. Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images It was not too long ago when Nathan Horton was dropping Boston tap water on the Vancouver ice before game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals and then lifted Lord Stanley's prize hours later. Now, there is a possibility Horton may never play in the NHL again. Horton currently faces an awful decision...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Bruin Nathan Horton Hoping For ‘Miracle’ As Career Hangs In Balance

Nathan Horton might never play in the NHL again. It’s a stunning reality for the Columbus Blue Jackets winger. Horton hasn’t played since April because of a degenerative back injury he first suffered while rehabbing from a shoulder injury. He could undergo surgery to relieve the agonizing pain he constantly experiences, but the procedure would end the 29-year-old’s career....
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton could have surgery at the cost of his career

Even when there’s a break on the horizon, Nathan Horton can never really get a fair shake. That’s been the case ever since he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets. They knew he’d miss time recovering from a shoulder injury, but he was seemingly right back in the lineup before being taken out again with […] The post Nathan Horton could have surgery at the cost of his career...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton back injury could result in the end of his career

It may be bad news for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Forward Nathan Horton is expected to miss the entire season due to a genetic back injury. As well, he may never play hockey again. #482029073 / The past couple of years have been a roller coaster for the forward. Suffering a concussion in the playoffs with the Boston Bruins, signing a 7 year contract worth...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton’s back injury is ‘career-threatening’

Nathan Horton’s career in Columbus hasn’t been what it was expected to be and now, it may have hit the wall. Sure, they were well aware of his pending shoulder surgery when they signed him to a seven-year, $37.1 million deal in the summer of 2013. They were okay with that. And they were willing to deal when he was put out by an abdominal issue at the end of the 2013-14 season...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

There’s a chance we have seen the last of Nathan Horton in an NHL uniform. The back injury that has sidelined the Columbus Blue Jackets winger since April could be a career-ender, sources told The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. “The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet,” Portzline wrote Tuesday. “But optimism is fading...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2: Make it 2-0 to start the season against shorthanded Blue Jackets

The Rangers are in Columbus tonight to take on the Blue Jackets, who are without a lot of players. Nathan Horton, Brandon Dubinsky, and Boone Jenner are all on IR for the Jackets, and Ryan Johansen didn’t participate in camp or preseason. This is a depleted Blue Jackets squad that, regardless, should make the playoffs. […] The post Game 2: Make it 2-0 to start the season against...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nathan Horton’s injury is more serious than we all thought

Nathan Horton’s back injury is a perplexing one. Information regarding his degenerative back condition has been fairly limited and a predicted recovery time has been nonexistent. Some have suggested Horton will be on the shelf for a considerable amount of time while others paint a far worse picture. One report suggests that Horton’s career may be in jeopardy. As seen on Sportsnet...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nathan Horton’s injury is more serious than we all thought

Nathan Horton’s back injury is a perplexing one. Information regarding his degenerative back condition has been fairly limited and a predicted recovery time has been nonexistent. Some have suggested Horton will be on the shelf for a considerable amount of time while others paint a far worse picture. One report suggests that Horton’s career may be in jeopardy. As seen on Sportsnet...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Overlook Blue Jackets Forward Depth at Your Own Peril

You’ve already seen the stories, you already know the alarm. Boone Jenner is injured, he’s gone for more than a month. Nathan Horton has back issues, and he’s out for an undisclosed amount of time. Cue the national media, let’s sing it together everybody: Blue Jackets’ Entire First Line Out Week Before Season’s Start. That headline writes itself, no? Probably time to...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Has A Degenerative Back Issue

Can Nathan Horton get some slack, please? The guy has been dealing with nothing but injuries during his tenure in Columbus. The team signed him knowing he’d miss the first few months of the season with a shoulder injury and then he managed to only play 36 games before suffering an abdominal injury that would […] The post Nathan Horton Has A Degenerative Back Issue appeared first...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton to miss camp and more

It has been tough enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason, having to deal with the increasingly ugly contract negotiations between the team and center Ryan Johansen. They could use a little bit of good news, something to make them hopeful for the upcoming year. Unfortunately, this is going to be the exact opposite […] The post Nathan Horton to miss camp and more appeared...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Bruins Winger Nathan Horton Out Indefinitely With Back Injury

The injury hits keep coming for Nathan Horton. The Columbus Blue Jackets winger is out indefinitely with a back injury, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Horton and the Blue Jackets hope he can be ready for the beginning of the season, but there’s a chance Horton misses games early in the regular season. This setback for Horton is the latest disappointment in his young CBJ career...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton is still struggling with back injury, might miss start of season

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have to wait a little longer before they see forward Nathan Horton suit up for a full season. Horton will miss training camp and possibly the start of the season with a  lingering back issue.#483524841 / gettyimages.comIn summer 2013, Horton left the Boston Bruins and signed a 7 year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was placed on Injured...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Don’t Expect Much More from Nathan Horton

The much ballyhooed signing of Nathan Horton is a proud moment among new fans and old. A player who has a Stanley Cup on his resume decided to come to the capital city to play hockey for the Blue Jackets. I myself was excited at the time of the signing, I believed wholeheartedly that Horton brought a sense of legitimacy to the team that hadn’t been seen since James Wisniewski joined...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets notebook: What will Columbus do in free agency?

On the eve of free agency, traditionally a somewhat crazy time in the NHL, what will the Blue Jackets do? After making a big splash last year with the signing of Nathan Horton, this summer looks to be a much more sedate one for the club. The NHL salary cap will rise from $64.3 million to $69 million in 2014-2015. This means that clubs will have that much more money to throw at the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton looks to be ready for training camp

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton hopes to be 100% ready for training camp according to NBC Sports. The 29-year-old struggled with injuries all year which has left his season with the Blue Jackets incomplete.Lisa Gansky - Common WikimediaHorton wasn't available the first half of the season due to shoulder surgery during last years offseason. He made his debut with the Blue...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review: Nathan Horton

#480336643 / With possibly the biggest splash in the free agency market last year after a late season playoff push that saw the Jackets miss the playoffs by a measly point, Blue Jacket’s GM Jarmo Kekalainen pulled the trigger on a star forward that so many people thought the club would need to become a consistent playoff team; and his name was Nathan Horton. Horton...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: Nathan Horton Sends Bruins To Stanley Cup For First Time In 21 Years (Video)

Nathan Horton’s lone goal in Game 7 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals was all the offense the Boston Bruins needed as they defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0. Horton’s goal with 7:33 remaining in regulation sent the Black and Gold to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 21 years. The tally was also Horton’s second Game 7 game-winner in these playoffs, with his...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Releases Game 1 Schedule For Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens Series

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens are set to begin their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the TD Garden. The game will be broadcast on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC and RDS in Canada. This series marks the 34th time that the two rivals have met in the playoffs — a league record. The Habs have won 24 of those series, but the Bruins have won...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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