Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

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.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 4 Months

Nathan Horton had an assist in Columbus' 3-1 loss on Tuesday.

Horton has four goals and 16 points in 28 games this season. He should continue to chip in about a point every second to third contest, which isn't enough to get excited about if you're in a standard league.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 5 Months

Nathan Horton potted two assists during the Jackets' 4-1 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Horton now has four goals and 15 points in his 25 game injury shortened campaign so far.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 5 Months

Nathan Horton has not found the back of the net in his last 14 games.

Horton has been struggling this season and it's no surprise as it's tough for a player to return in the middle of the season from off-season surgery, especially on a new team as Horton inked a seven year deal in the off-season with Columbus. Horton said that his surgically repaired shoulder still hurts when he has physical contact on the ice. "It's going to take time," Horton said. "It might be next year before I feel comfortable running guys." Horton has four goals and 13 points in 24 games.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 5 Months

The Olympic break has been good for Nathan Horton.

Horton missed the first three months of the season due to shoulder injury and even when he returned, his conditioning wasn't as good as he'd like. This break has given him a chance to get on the same page as the rest of the league and he'll now get about a week worth of practices before the season will resume.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 6 Months

Nathan Horton scored a goal in the Blue Jackets' 5-3 win on Tuesday.

Horton has recorded at least a point in four of his last five contests. He has three goals and three assists in nine games this season.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 7 Months

Nathan Horton scored his 200th career goal in Monday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Horton said last week that he was dealing with some conditioning issues after missing the first half of the 2013-14 campaign He had been sidelined while he was recovering from shoulder surgery, but Horton now has four points in six games since his return.

Nathan Horton RW CLS 7 Months

Nathan Horton is dealing with conditioning issues after missing the first half of the 2013-14 campaign.

Horton was strong in his debut on Jan. 2, but he took a step back in the two games that followed. "To me, that was fully expected, that he'd have a shot of adrenaline right away and then there's going to come a point where it's going to slow down," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. He should continue to shake off the rust, but his efforts will make more awkward by the fact that the Olympic break starts in less than a month. While others are playing in the Winter Games, Horton will be back to not playing and that might set him back.