Move over Marc Savard and make room on the sidelines for a teammate.
Another Bruins player has been felled by a cheap shot and another Bruins player has now has a foggier career future due to a head injury.
The Bruins this morning announced that Nathan Horton, nailed in the head by Aaron Rome of Vancouver in last night’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, is out for the rest of the series with a severe concussion.
Savard has famously been out since January after his second concussion in 10 months. At last update, Savard was still feeling post-concussion syndrome.
According to Horton’s bio on TSN.ca, he has not suffered a concussion previously.
In addition to Savard, David Krejci (twice) and Patrice Bergeron (three times), as well as rookie Steven Kampfer this season, have suffered concussions on the ice over the last several seasons.
There’s no telling how long the recovery will be or how the injury will affect Horton for the rest of his career.
Rumor has it the league will get serious about reducing the number of head injuries to the Bruins and all 30 teams when it runs out of players crazy enough to participate in the sport.