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Rome: 'Concern for Nathan's well being'

BOSTON -- Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome released the following statement today regarding his hit on Nathan Horton and subsequent four-game suspension:

"I want to express my concern for Nathan's well being and wish him a quick and full recovery. 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."