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Nathan Horton (shoulder) to play in Game 2

06.15.13 at 1:47 pm ET
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Nathan Horton

CHICAGO — Bruins right wing Nathan Horton will play in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals, Horton and Claude Julien said Saturday. Horton was on the ice for the team’s morning skate, marking his second straight day on the ice after leaving Game 1 with a shoulder subluxation.

Horton has been dealing with chronic left shoulder subluxation since injuring his shoulder in an April 20 fight against Jarome Iginla. He missed the final five games of the regular season due to the injury and has received shots to deal with the pain before every game this postseason. His shoulder has popped out of its socket throughout the playoffs, but Wednesday was the most painful occurrence.

Horton noted after the skate that he has been cleared by team doctors and will play, with Julien confirming it afterwards. Asked if he was concerned that Blackhawks players might target his shoulder, Horton said he isn’t worried, noting that “it’s the playoffs.”

Horton is second among all skaters with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) this postseason.

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