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Fans, who gasped at the initial hit and again when it was replayed on the scoreboard, cheered for Horton as he was wheeled off the ice. The team later announced that he was sent to Massachusetts General Hospital and able to move his arms and legs; a similar message on the scoreboard was greeted with a standing ovation.
"The first time I saw was up on the scoreboard," Julien said. "Then I went in the dressing room between periods and I went in the clinic and asked a little bit more; it was basically the same thing. They didn't know more than what was written there: that he was obviously moving around a little bit."
The third overall pick in the 2003 draft, Horton played six years for the Florida Panthers -- and never made the postseason -- before he was traded to Boston last summer. He had 26 goals and 27 assists for the Bruins in the regular season and eight goals and nine assists in 20 playoff games -- including two Game 7 winners.
"We lost a pretty good player," Julien said. "We'll have to move some players around. Right now I haven't really made my roster up for next game. I can't give you that answer right now. But we'll find solutions. We always do."
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