BOSTON (CBS) -Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome knocked Bruins forward Nathan Horton out of the Stanley Cup on Monday night, and Tuesday issued a statement wishing him a speedy recovery.

“I want to express my concern for Nathan’s well being and wish him a quick and full recovery,” Rome said in a release. “I try to play this game honestly and with integrity.  As someone who has experienced this type of injury I am well aware of its serious nature and have no desire for another player to experience it. I will not take away my teammates’ focus on the task at hand and intend to speak at an appropriate time in future.”

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Rome was suspended four-games by the NHL for his hit on Horton in the first period of Boston’s 8-1 Game 3 victory, which required the Bruins forward to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. Horton spent the night at Mass General Hospital and was diagnosed with a severe concussion.

He was released Tuesday morning, but will miss the rest of the playoffs.

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Comments (3)
  1. greg c. says:

    I give Rome credit for stepping up and and doing the right thing by saying sorry,the sad part is that he should have known better by hitting him the way he did,knowing by getting hit the same way he hit Horton,Rome I hope you enjoy the rest of serie’s off you “deserve it”sucker.

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