The Columbus Blue Jackets newly acquired forward, Nathan Horton, has had surgery to fix his shoulder which he hurt in the Stanley Cup Finals while he was still a member of the Boston Bruins. But this isn’t news to the organization, when Horton was still a free agent, every team knew he would need surgery before they chose to give him an offer or not.
A couple of weeks ago, on July 5, Nathan Horton signed a $37.1 million deal that would keep him in Columbus for the next 7 years. While at his first press conference with his new team, Horton addressed the media with the facts of the surgery.
The recovery is four-to-six months; I’m hoping it’s four. I just want to be 100 percent and come back and never have a problem with it again.
Nathan Horton has accumulated 198 goals and 204 assists in 591 games with both the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins. And in this year’s postseason with Boston, he had 7 goal and 12 assists in 22 playoff games.