Whats the word on Horton - is he still in the hospital?
He's out for the rest of the series. This was just released in the past half hour...http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bru ... ton_w.html
Bruins winger Nathan Horton will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup Final with a severe concussion, the team has confirmed.
Horton was injured five minutes into Game 3 last night when he was hit near the blue line by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome. Rome, who received a five-minute interference penalty and was thrown out of the game, faces a disciplinary hearing with NHL officials at 11 a.m.
Horton spent the night at Mass General Hospital. He was tied for second on the Bruins in playoff scoring with eight goals and nine assists, and had scored three game-winning goals in the playoffs.
Game 4 is tomorrow at TD Garden at 8 p.m.
Earlier this morning, Boston.com columnist Tony Massarotti reported on The Sports Hub radio station that a "well-placed source" told him Horton was done for the season.
Rome should be suspended for the rest of the series as well, if the league has the balls to do the right thing. If not, then Shawn Thornton will make sure he spends not just the rest of the series in traction, but most of the offseason too. The Bruins need to rally around this and punish Vancouver for the rest of the series.