It was confirmed on Wednesday morning that Bruins forward Nathan Horton will need surgery to repair a chronic shoulder injury he has been dealing with for some time.
Horton initially injured his left shoulder during a fight with Jarome Iginla in the regular season.Horton missed the final five games of the season because of the shoulder injury, but returned for the start of the playoffs.
Despite reportedly playing through a significant amount of pain and reinjuring the shoulder during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Horton finished the playoffs tied for second place in points with 19 (7 G, 12 A).
The 28-year old forward has an expiring contract and has been told by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli that the team would like to re-sign him this summer. Horton wouldn’t comment on his future with the team.