Horton ended a pathetic four-game pointless run so fantasy owners can be hopeful he will get his game together.
He has two goals and two assists in six games this season since missing the first 40 while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Horton, the ex-Boston Bruins winger who missed the first 40 games following shoulder surgery, poked in a rebound late in the second period for his 199th career goal.
Horton, a prized offseason free-agent signing, underwent shoulder surgery last summer. He has missed the first 40 games this season.
Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1-million contract with the Blue Jackets on July 5. He has 198 goals and 204 assists for 402 points with 543 penalty minutes in 591 career NHL games with the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. This past season, he had 13 goals and nine assists in 43 games with the Bruins before picking up seven goals and 12 assists in 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Horton is expected to miss the start of the season during rehab.
Horton, who still needs offseason shoulder surgery which will delay the start of his season, provides the Blue Jackets with punch it lacked a year ago when it just missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker despite finishing 25th in the NHL in goals. He's averaged 23 goals over the last eight seasons.
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