Boston Bruins Alert: Nathan Horton May Not Play in NHL Playoff Game 7

Marc GodfrichContributor IIMay 26, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 02:  Nathan Horton #18 of the Boston Bruins waits for a faceoff during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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As per Tampa Bay Lightning insider Mark Corcoran of, Nathan Horton was caught on camera spraying a fan with a water bottle, and then throwing that water bottle at said fan.

This can be very damaging for the Boston Bruins seeing as how the Lucic-Krejci-Horton line has been very effective throughout the playoffs. Losing Horton for Game 7 would be an immediate blow to the team.

There has been no word yet on whether or not the NHL is aware of this incident considering it came out to the media only a few hours ago.

If Horton were to be suspended, then Bruins' head coach Claude Julien would have to address his lineup situation immediately. In Game 6 we saw:


Scratches: Shawn Thornton, Shane Hnidy, Steven Kampfer (knee), Matt Bartkowski, Jordan Caron, Jamie Arniel, Trent Whitfield and Anton Khudobin.

This season Rick Rypien was involved in a minor altercation with a Minnesota Wild fan. He received a six-game ban.