June 7th, 2011 by

Horton to miss remainder of playoffs with severe concussion

(Photo courtesy of Bridget Samuels) Horton will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a severe concussion

After rallying behind Nathan Horton in their Game 3 win, the Bruins, to little surprise, will have to deal without Horton’s presence for the remainder of the playoffs.

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.

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  1. Pingback: NHL suspends Aaron Rome for four games. | The Hub of Hockey – A Boston Bruins Hockey Blog by Mark Marino June 7, 2011 [...] with Nathan Horton, Canucks defensemen Aaron Rome will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Finals, but at least Rome knew where he was after he laid out Horton with a vicious late [...]

  2. Pingback: Horton feeling better as Bruins and Canucks react to Rome suspension | The Hub of Hockey – A Boston Bruins Hockey Blog by Mark Marino June 7, 2011 [...] Horton suffered a severe concussion due to the hit, and will be forced to miss the remainder of the … [...]

  3. Pingback: Bruins and Canucks forced to make lineup changes | The Hub of Hockey – A Boston Bruins Hockey Blog by Mark Marino June 7, 2011 [...] With the Bruins losing one of their top forwards, and the Canucks losing a bottom-six-defensemen, it’s easy to say that the Canucks got the better of the unfortunate deal. Vancouver is already down one defensemen, losing another for the series could loom large for the Canucks [...]

  4. Pingback: Horton to miss 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with concussion | Bruins Daily April 11, 2012 [...] of the 2011-12 season after sustaining a concussion from Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, Horton played in 46 games this year tallying 32 points (17 goals, 15 [...]

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