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Position
LW
 
Jersey
22
Name  Shawn Thornton
Born  7/23/1977
Height  6-2
Weight  217
Shoots  R
6/17/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: The Bruins have told left wing Shawn Thornton that they won't be re-signing him. SOURCE: TSN
Insight: Thornton (five goals, three assists in 2013-14) said he appreciated the team's honesty. He's a fourth-liner with no fantasy value.
 
5/11/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Shawn Thornton was fined $2,820.52 for squirting Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban with his water bottle Saturday in Game 5. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: That's the most the NHL can fine a player for unsportsmanlike conduct. Obviously this only affects Thornton's wallet and will have no bearing on Monday's Game 6 in Montreal.
 
1/11/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton is finished with his 15-game suspension and should be available Saturday.
Insight: Thornton was banned for hitting Brooks Orpik after the whistle in a game. Playing on the fourth line, he hasn't been a productive fantasy player this season, tallying just three goals in 27 contests.
 
12/31/2013 2:59:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton won't appeal his 15-game suspension. He'll be out until January 11th. SOURCE: Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe
Insight: Thornton was banned for hitting Brooks Orpik after the whistle in a game earlier this month. Thornton's first appeal was denied and he had been considering a second appeal with a neutral arbitrator but at this point it's probably easier for him to just accept his suspension and move on. He hasn't been a productive fantasy player this season, tallying just three goals in 27 contests.
 
12/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Shawn Thornton has been given a 15-game suspension for attacking Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a game last week. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: Thornton knocked Orpik unconscious and also gave him a concussion. Thornton has already begun serving the ban and will be eligible to return in mid-January. He hasn't been a factor in fantasy this season anyway (three goals in 27 games).
 
12/8/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton probably won't be on the ice for a while after his incident with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.
Insight: Thornton is more of an enforcer than a scorer. It appears this was retaliation for Orpik's hit on Loui Eriksson earlier in the game.
 
2/10/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton was expected to return from his concussion this weekend, but missed Saturday's game and according to the Bruins' website is not going to play on Sunday against Buffalo either.
Insight: Thronton isn't a scorer (five goals last season in 81 games) and his only fantasy value comes from fighting where he has averaged 135 penalty minutes over the past four seasons.
 
2/2/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton will miss up to two weeks with a concussion after a fight with John Scott.
Insight: Thronton isn't a scorer (five goals last season in 81 games) and his only fantasy value comes from fighting where he has averaged 135 penalty minutes over the past four seasons.
 
2/1/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton is questionable for Saturday's game against Toronto with an upper body injury. Though the team hasn't used the word concussion, he was unsteady after a fight with John Scott.
Insight: Thronton isn't a scorer (five goals last season in 81 games) and his only fantasy value comes from fighting where he has averaged 135 penalty minutes over the past four seasons.
 

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