Boston will be without Nathan Horton for the rest of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins report that Horton suffered a severe concussion, much to the surprise of no one, and he will not return following Monday’s vicious check at the hands of Aaron Rome.

The concussion was likely more a result of Horton’s head slamming into the ice, but Rome will likely be forced to miss some action for his hit. As with a lot of accusations of player’s leaving their feet on a hit, it can be argued that Rome did not get air until after the initial impact. Regardless, it was a late hit.

Rome’s fate should be known later today. We’ll have further details once news is available.