BOSTON (AP) — Bruins forward Nathan Horton will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup finals with a severe concussion after he absorbed a blindside hit from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome during Game 3 on Monday night.
Horton had just passed the puck when Rome came at him, lowered his shoulder and flattened him — the kind of hit the NHL has tried to eliminate after several players sustained severe concussions. The 26-year-old Horton left Boston’s 8-1 victory on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital.
The NHL is scheduled to hold a disciplinary hearing with Rome at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Horton has eight goals and nine assists this postseason for Boston, which trails 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Wednesday night.
The Bruins updated Horton’s condition in a release Tuesday morning.