Moments ago, Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that Horton has been diagnosed with a severe concussion and will miss the last four games of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Nearly five minutes into Monday’s Game 3, Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome delivered a shoulder to Horton’s head, sending the 26-year-old forward on a stretcher (a fine example of Rule 48). Horton, who is tied for second on the team in scoring with 17 points in these playoffs (eight goals, nine assists), spent the night at Mass. General Hospital for further evaluation.
Rome will have a hearing at 11 a.m. with Mike Murphy, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the NHL, who is handling the role as the disciplinarian for the Stanley Cup Finals. Given the events that have surrounded the first few games of this series, it would be very surprising if Rome isn’t suspended and/or fined, even though the league has been lenient with similar situations.