WILMINGTON, Mass. — While Bruins center Marc Savard lost a chunk of ice time last night against Minnesota due to coach’s decision, Nathan Horton’s time out of the lineup was due to an injury that head coach Claude Julien described today as “discomfort.”

Horton sat out from the 13:17 mark of the third period until after Minnesota sealed its 3-1 win with an empty-net goal in the final minute. Horton then was on the ice for the closing seconds.

Today, the right winger practiced on a new line with Blake Wheeler and David Krejci during drills that involved basically no contact and then left after about 30 minutes.

Horton was under the watchful eye of Boston’s training staff from the start of practice and he went to the dressing room along with physical therapist Scott Waugh.

Julien said Horton would go on the road with the Bruins to Montreal and Pittsburgh for games Saturday and Monday, respectively, and the forward is classified as day-to-day.