DETROIT - NOVEMBER 3: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the game against the Detroit Red Wings on November 3, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Shawn Thornton didn't look so good after taking a beating from John Scott last night. Bruins should give Twos a ******* purple heart medal for that and everything else he's done for the team. And the Bruins are now announcing that Thornton is out for the next 7-10 days with a concussion.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following update today, February 1, on forward Shawn Thornton: Thornton will miss the next 7-10 days due to a concussion sustained during the first period of the Bruins/Sabres game on Thursday, January 31.
Thornton has skated in seven games this season and has registered one goal and 25 penalty minutes. For his career, the 35-year-old has appeared in 457 games with 31 goals, 43 assists and 797 penalty minutes. The two-time Stanley Cup champion joined the Bruins as a free agent on July 1, 2007 and recently signed to a two-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season on March 17, 2012.
We're assuming MacDermid will stay on the Fourth Line. Maybe Paille goes back down to Merlot and Tardif to third? Or Tardif to fourth? Who the **** knows. Krejci, Bergeron and Paille also weren't at practice today but no news on them yet.
Anyone know where we can send a "Get Well" card to the DOY Patron Saint?