Nathan Horton 8 | Right Wing

Columbus Blue Jackets

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Thu. Sep 25, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Horton is dealing with a "degenerative" back condition, and the club remains unwilling to venture a guess on a possible timetable for his return, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Impact: The back issue has prevented Horton from stepping on the ice so far during training camp, and pessimism about the winger's availability for the start of the regular season seems to be mounting. Kekalainen suggested Horton would try to remedy the degenerative condition by focusing on strengthening his core muscles, but even that process could take awhile before the pain subsides. A top-six role likely awaits Horton when he's healthy, but because that's rarely been the case over the last three seasons, it's probably not worthwhile for fantasy owners to pin their hopes on him.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Horton (back) may not participate at all in training camp, and he could be sidelined for the initial stages of the regular season, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Impact: The Blue Jackets have apparently known for a while about Horton's back injury, but managed to keep it under wraps. Horton managed to play in just 36 games last season due to shoulder and abdominal injuries, and 2014-15 is starting out in much the same way. Be very cautious before drafting him this year.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Though he's fully recovered from his abdominal and shoulder injuries, Horton will be limited in the early stages of training camp due to lingering back issues, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. Impact: Horton appeared poised to enter his second training camp with the Blue Jackets at full health, but it didn't take long for him to succumb to another injury. While this latest ailment doesn't appear nearly as concerning as the abdominal and shoulder injuries that both required surgery over the last 14 months, it's difficult to rely on Horton staying upright over the course of a full season. If he's somehow able to dispatch the myriad health concerns that have plagued him the last several seasons, 50-point potential exists here. For right now, however, that projection probably appears overly optimistic.(RotoWire, )
Nathan Horton
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 229  Age: 29
Born: 5/29/1985, Welland, Ontario
Shoots: right
Drafted: 2003 - Rd 1
(3rd overall by the Panthers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury