Horton to miss remainder of playoffs with severe concussion

By Tim Rosenthal http://www.thehubofhockey.net

(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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Posted on June 7, 2011, in Boston Bruins, NHL Playoffs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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