Nathan Horton should be ready for training camp/By S. Bradley

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli revealed today that forward Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact.

Horton missed most of the second half of last season with a concussion after a hit from Philadelphia’s Tom Sestito Jan. 22.

“I haven’t talked to our training staff lately, but Nathan Horton has been cleared for contact and by all accounts from our medical staff will be ready to play when it comes time to play,” Chiarelli said during a press conference for head coach Claude Julien’s contract extension. “Adam McQuaid has been completely cleared. [Tyler] Seguin is on his road to recovery in the original time frame and it may be sooner than that.”

McQuaid is also returning from a concussion. Seguin is recovering from finger surgery.