BOSTON (AP) - Bruins forward Nathan Horton says he's ready to get back in games but he understands why the team is taking it slow as he returns from a concussion.
Horton was knocked out of the Stanley Cup finals in Game 3 on a hit from Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. Horton did not return to the series as the Bruins went on to win their first championship since 1972.
Horton has been skating with the team in practice, but he wasn't in the lineup for the team's exhibition opener against Ottawa on Wednesday night. He's not on the roster for Friday night's game against the New York Islanders, either.
Horton said after practice on Friday morning he feels like he's ready to go. But he's OK with the team being cautious.