– The last time we saw Nathan Horton
on the ice, it wasn't a very comforting sight.
In fact, it was downright scary to anyone who saw him laying on the ice in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after being levelled by a late check from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome
So when Horton suited up with the Boston Bruins
in Halifax on Sunday night to face the rival Montreal Canadiens
in a preseason game, it wasn't only a huge relief for him, but to anyone who witnessed the aftermath of the hit that sidelined HortOn for the final four games of Boston's Stanley Cup triumph against the Canucks.
"To me he looked like a guy who hadn't missed a beat, he skated well, he moved the puck well, he made some tough plays, won some battles, had some quality chances," Bruins coach Claude Julien
said Monday, hours before his team was to play the Canadiens for the second time in as many nights. "I really liked his game for a guy who hadn't played since midway through the Finals."