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Nathan Horton skating with Bruins teammates

WILMINGTON — Forward Nathan Horton [1] was among those in attendance as Bruins players held an informal practice at Ristuccia Arena on Thursday. Other newcomers included Rich Peverley [2], Daniel Paille [3] and defenseman Aaron Johnson.

Horton, who saw each of his last two seasons end early due to concussions, was cleared for contact over the summer but elected against playing anywhere during the lockout. Horton skated in Florida during the 113-day stoppage.

General manager Peter Chiarelli and coach Claude Julien [4] were also in attendance. Players had previously been skating at Boston University during the lockout.