CHICAGO - Nathan Horton's status for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final is up in the air.
The Boston Bruins say Horton is considered "day-to-day" after he appeared to suffer an upper-body injury last night in a 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bruins coach Claude Julien declined to give more details on Horton, and he would not reveal who would take the forward's place in the lineup. Jordan Caron and Jay Pandolfo appear to be the most realistic options.
Julien said every extra player was ready to step in if necessary.
Horton has seven goals and 11 assists in the playoffs skating on the Bruins' top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic.
Tyler Seguin took Horton's place on the top unit in Game 1. Julien was pleased with Seguin's performance but said he has to finish better on his chances.
When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.
— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions