Nathan Horton, who left Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals on a stretcher after a blindside hit from Vancouver Canucks' defenseman Aaron Rome, will miss the remainder of the Cup Finals after being diagnosed with a 'severe concussion,' the Boston Bruins confirmed on Tuesday morning.
The news was originally reported by 98.5 The Sports Hub's Tony Massarotti. Horton was motionless on the ice for several minutes after the hit before being carried off the ice.
Rome was assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and also received a game misconduct. Boston was unable to convert on the resulting extended power play, but did go on to win the game 8-1 in honor of Horton.
Horton is the Bruins' second-leading scorer this postseason with eight goals and nine assists (18 points). In the regular season, Horton scored 26 goals and had 27 assists for 53 points in 80 games for Boston.
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