Rome practices, still disagrees with suspension


Rome practices, still disagrees with suspension

By Danny Picard Follow @dannypicard

BOSTON -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; Aaron Rome cant play another game in the Stanley Cup Finals, as he was suspended for his Game 3 open-ice hit on Nathan Horton. But he still wantsto be a part of what the Canucks are doing.

So Rome practiced on Sunday at the TD Garden. He spokeafterwards, saying that even though Horton is out for the rest of the serieswith a severe concussion, he still believes the league was wrong to suspendhim.

"You start the final and you're excited about havingthe chance of a lifetime," said Rome. "It's just an unfortunateincident where it's asplit-second decision. However you view the hit,whether you think it was dirty or not, there's no intent to hurt anybody.

If I could go back, I'd wish hedidn't get hurt but Idon't think it would change my decision on the play. I've got to step up and bephysical, that's part of my game. It's just unfortunate.

"They say it was late, but it's arbitrary," saidRome. "What is late? . . . That's a decision they made and I have torespect that, but I definitely don't agree with it."

Nobody in Boston feels bad for Rome having to miss the restof the series, but for those who do, they can relate to how Rome has handledthe situation.

"I couldn't put it into words for you," said Rome."You work hard all season and all playoffs, and for myself being in andout of the lineup getting chance to play every day, working your tail off to beout there at this time of the season. It's disappointing.

"You want to be a part of it," he said. "Justbecause I'm not playing I'm not going to mope about it and hide in a cave andnot speak to the media or be around my teammates. I've been here two years andfor me to be out with the team, it's a way for me to release some stress and bepart of it."

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.