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Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline seems optimistic about Nathan Horton being ready for Columbus Blue Jackets training camp.

He missed a big chunk of the 2013-14 season while recovering from offseason surgery and then had more issues once he was able to play. His 14 points in 35 games might be disappointing, yet it's probably most accurate to give him an "Incomplete" grade for this past season.

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Nathan Horton has undergone abdominal surgery.

Horton will miss the next six weeks as a result, which kills his chances of helping the Blue Jackets in their playoff run unless they go deep. He has four goals and 14 assists in 35 games this season. Injuries have been a problem all season for Horton, which is part of the reason why his 2013-14 numbers are underwhelming. However, he had success in the playoffs during his days with Boston and Columbus could have certainly used his services.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton (lower body) didn't travel with the Blue Jackets to Dallas.

Just in case you needed further confirmation that Horton won't be in the lineup Wednesday night. This game is a continuation of the one postponed when Rich Peverley had a cardiac event. Horton scored a goal before that happened, which will still count on Wednesday, which means that he will be credited with a goal in a game he didn't participate in.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton's attempt to return from a lower body injury on Tuesday wasn't successful.

Horton logged 5:21 minutes before he was shut down in the second period. He will not play on Wednesday, which is the continuation of the game between Columbus and Dallas that was postponed when Rich Peverley had a cardiac event. Horton scored a goal before the game was postponed and that will count, so he will end up with a goal in a game that he is sidelined for.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton (lower body) will be available for Tuesday's game.

Horton missed four consecutive contests due to the injury. He's projected to play alongside Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton (lower body) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.

He has sat out the last four games with a lower-body injury. Horton took part in Monday's optional practice.

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Nathan Horton (lower body) will not return on Friday.

It will be Horton's third straight game on the sidelines. He has four goals and 17 points in 34 contests in 2013-14.

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Nathan Horton is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

There was some concern that it might keep him out for a while, but coach Todd Richards said that Horton doesn't need further testing or surgery. That's some good news, but it's still unclear when he'll be available to return.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton will sit out Tuesday's home game versus Colorado because of a lower-body injury.

The ailment may keep him out longer and the Jackets have only eight games remaining on their 2013-14 schedule.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton was moved down the depth chart as he was placed on a line with Artem Anisimov and Nick Foligno on Saturday.

Horton had been seeing first line action with Ryan Johansen but had been slumping with nary a point in his previous five games until picking up an assist Saturday. He has only four goals and 17 points in 34 games but this is no surprise as he was coming off major shoulder surgery in the off-season that kept him out of action until January 2, 2014. Look for a better season in 2014-15 from Horton.