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Horton, Raymond make the trip to Vancouver

TSN.ca Staff

6/15/2011 9:18:04 PM

Injured Boston Bruins forward Nathan Horton travelled with the team to Vancouver, but he did not play in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Earlier today, injured Canucks forward Mason Raymond was released from a Boston hospital and flew to Vancouver for tonight's game. Midway through the first period, Raymond was shown on the arena scoreboard, giving the thumbs up to chants of 'Mason, Mason.'

There was some speculation that Horton might suit up for the deciding game of the series after news surfaced that he had made the trip.

"There's no way he will play tonight. Absolutely not - that's ridiculous," said Bruins coach Claude Julien before the game. "Let's put an end to that."

Horton suffered what the team called a "severe concussion" when he took an open-ice hit from Canucks defenceman Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the series in Boston. Rome was suspended for the remaining four games of the final.

The injury ended a strong playoff run for Horton. The 26-year-old had eight goals and nine assists in the post-season, and scored three game-winning goals. He potted the winners in both of Boston's other Game 7's, against Montreal on April 27 and against Tampa Bay on May 27.

Horton finished his first year as a Bruin with 26 goals and 27 assists and 53 points in the regular season.

Raymond suffered a serious back injury early in Game 6 and spent the last two nights in a Boston hospital. But he was deemed fit to travel and landed in Vancouver earlier today.