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Nathan Horton Scores in His Return

Nathan Horton skated as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time last night, and as luck would have it he scored in the game. The Blue Jackets gained a much-needed two points in the win.

Horton had missed 40 games due to a shoulder injury. I’m sure that both Horton and the Blue Jackets are breathing a sigh of relief.  For Horton last night’s goal was his 199th goal of his career. The goal came in the second period of last night’s game. After the game Horton had this to say…

“I had so much fun out there,” said Horton, unable to contain his smirk even after the game in the dressing room. “It’s so exciting to be back.” USA Today

Columbus is sitting in 7th place in the Metropolitan Division and is 13th overall in the Eastern Conference with 40 points. The Blue Jackets are 8 points of out the Wild Card spot. As the saying goes it’s not over until the fat lady sings. The Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them, but they could make things interesting.

“You can tell we’re a good team when we play hard,” Horton said. “I really enjoyed being out there with the guys.” USA Today

The addition of a health Horton should make the second half of the season a lot more interesting for Blue Jacks fans to watch.

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