Nathan Horton 8 | Right Wing

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Thu. Nov 13, 2014 Source: RotoWire
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News: Horton is bracing for the possibility of career-ending surgery to rectify his degenerative spinal condition, Jimmy Hascup of USA Today reports. [-]
Impact: Horton has been bothered by his back since April, with the injury preventing him from executing simple everyday tasks such as bending over and getting in and out of vehicles. Since he's noticed little improvement over the last several months, it seems likely that Horton may have to opt for a surgery that would involve fusing three or four of his vertebrae with a titanium rod. Such a procedure would help Horton live without pain in his day-to-day life, but would force him to give up hockey for good, so as not to risk aggravating the injury. Expect Horton to hold out hope that his condition will take a turn for the better before the season comes to an end, but it's looking increasingly likely that the 29-year-old may have to call it quits a bit prematurely.
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Season & Career
GP G A P +/- PIM GWG SHOTS
2013-14 Season  36  5  14  19  -3  24  2  48
On Pace  141  20  55  74  -3  94  8  187
Career  627  203  218  421  54  567  24  1402
SKATER COMPARISONS
Horton
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League Average
2.3
League Leader
15

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Nathan Horton
2014-15 Season
G
5
A
14
PTS
19
+/-
-3
Bio
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
10/5/2014
Injured Reserve (Back)