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Canucks Today: Q &A with Coach Alain Vigneault

Q.  Some of your players last night after the hit on Nathan Horton questioned it.  They thought it might be a questionable hit.  Some of those same players today are saying they think the hit is fine.  Why the change of tune?  Do they believe it’s a clean hit or are they supporting a teammate?

COACH VIGNEAULT:  I can’t answer for them.  I don’t know who told you that.

I do know at the end of the day, we hope that the young man regains his health.  That’s the utmost importance.

I do think at the end of the day also it was a north/south play, Chara to Horton, he made a pass to Lucic.  He was looking at his pass.  Aaron was a tad late.

Aaron isn’t a dirty player, never has been, never will be.  It was a hit that unfortunately turned bad.

Q.  Are you saying you’re surprised by the length of the suspension then?

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Statement from Aaron Rome

Earlier today, Aaron Rome was suspended for 4 games by the NHL, for his hit on Nathan Horton. Rome has released this personal statement:

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.

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