Aaron Rome spoke to reporters for the first time since his season-ending hit on Nathan Horton on Sunday, telling the press that while he didn't want to hurt Horton, he wouldn't go back and change the hit.
"I've got to play on the edge, and I guess that was a little bit over the edge," Rome said. (via WEEI)
Horton was carried off the ice on a stretcher and was diagnosed with a sever concussion, forcing him to miss the remainder of the series. Rome, who was suspended for four games following the hit, sent a text message to Horton but has not yet heard back from him.
"It's a split-second decision," Rome said. "There's no intent to hurt anybody. If I could go back, obviously I'd wish he didn't get hurt, but I don't think I'd change the decision on the play." (via WEEI)
Boston hosts Vancouver in Game 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night.