Nathan Horton: (Shoulder) 4-to-6 Month Recovery Staff

Update: Horton (shoulder) will undergo surgery next week and faces a 4-to-6 month recovery, Columbus Dispatch writer Aaron Portzline reports.

Recommendation: The Blue Jackets knew Horton was damaged goods when they made him their high-profile free agency addition, so while this recovery time is far from ideal, it's not exactly a surprise. The prognosis hints at a return between late October and late December, in any case.

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