Will Yoder
Wednesday April 11th, 2012

Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton will not play in the Stanley Cup playoffs due to his second concussion of the season, according to the team’s official Twitter account.

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"If he were to be cleared at some point, he would need at least a couple of weeks to get back," general manager Peter Chiarelli said, according to the team’s website. "He's quite far off right now. I know he's skating, but he's having little bouts here and there of post-concussion symptoms. It's a long shot. I'm not going to rule him out, yet, but it's a long shot." Nathan has been in the league for 11 seasons totaling 185 goals and 195 assists. This season he has recorded 17 goals with 15 assists.

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