Nathan Horton likely to return for Game 1

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Nathan Horton missed the last five games of the regular season because of an upper-body injury suffered during a fight with Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla. That streak does not look like it will extend to six games.

On Tuesday at TD Garden, Horton practiced with his teammates for the first time since leaving that April 20 game. The right winger was alongside usual linemates Milan Lucic and David Krejci.

Horton did not appear to have any limitations during practice. He skated on the No. 2 power-play unit. And he should be in the lineup when the playoffs begin Wednesday night against Toronto.

“I’m doing good,” Horton said. “It’s nice to be back out there again. I’ve been working hard. I’m feeling good.”

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