BOSTON — The words came out of Nathan Horton and at first they carried an ominous message.
“I’m still trying to get my game back. I obviously don’t feel 100 percent out there,” Horton said after practice Wednesday at TD Garden. “I’m not myself, you know? I’m just trying to get that back. Last game, I thought we played better. Hopefully we can build off it.”
He’s not 100 percent? Was Horton saying that he was still struggling with symptoms of last June’s concussion? No, he quickly clarified. Physically, he’s fine. His struggles are more about timing, focus and reacting rather than thinking all the time.
You can read my complete story about Horton’s media session at NHL.com.
Horton has just two goals this season. He scored six in the Bruins’ first 11 games last year. Of course, he then went through a mid-winter swoon that featured just four goals over the course of two months. So there’s still plenty of time for Horton to get back on track toward at least the 26 goals he scored last season.