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Nathan Horton done for playoffs with severe concussion

The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that first-line right wing Nathan Horton [1] is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup [2] finals due to a severe concussion. Horton left Monday’s 8-1 Bruins’ Game 3 win in the first period on a stretcher after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome [3].

Horton had 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 21 postseason games prior to the hit, though he did not have a point in the Stanley Cup finals. He totaled 26 goals and 27 assists for 53 points in the regular season.

With Horton out, the Bruins will likely turn to Michael Ryder [4] on the first line, with Tyler Seguin [5] re-entering the lineup on the team’s third line with Chris Kelly [6] and Rich Peverley [7].