Shawn Thornton's in-person hearing for incident in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh will take place Friday afternoon at NHL office in NYC.
CSN New England "Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton knew he was headed to the NHL offices in New York City for an in-person meeting with NHL Director of Players Safety Brendan Shanahan for his attack on Brooks Orpik last weekend, and now he knows when it will be. Thornton is tentatively scheduled to meet with..." December 10
Brooks Orpik placed on injured reserve with a concussion by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. That'll be a factor in Thornton's sentencing
NHL.com "Boston Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety at a to-be-determined date for an incident with Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Saturday at TD Garden. Thornton was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by..." December 08
CSN New England "Looking at Shawn Thornton’s eyes as he spoke, you could tell they were welling up with tears at the thought of Saturday night’s actions. After 15 years of pro hockey and 11 years in the NHL as an honest enforcer that lived by “The Code” and the standard by which so many hockey fans still hold..." December 08
Boston Herald "Shawn Thornton brings a certain reputation and everyone knows what it is. The Bruins winger is a fighter, and he takes pride in his craft. But fisticuffs are not as prevalent in the postseason, and because of that, as well as the fact he doesn’t play on the special teams units, Thornton has..." May 23
The Globe and Mail "On one level, it was a tale of two (unrelated) Thorntons that set the tone for Tuesday night’s NHL playoff action. You had, on the one hand, San Jose’s Joe Thornton playing a monster game – or maybe more accurately a Jumbo game – even if his sole contribution on the score sheet was a single assist..." May 22
Boston Herald "On a talented and well-balanced hockey team, which the Bruins certainly are, designations of first, second, third and fourth lines are not critically important, since all four trios are expected to make significant contributions. But it would be silly to suggest such labels have no meaning...." March 17
Boston Herald "As the Bruins’ heavyweight fighter, Shawn Thornton’s contributions don’t always show up on the scoring summary. But when they do, it makes the B’s that much better. In the 3-0 whitewashing of the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday, Thornton not only took care of the fisticuffs but also was key in..." March 10
CSN New England "Shawn Thornton had heard all of the questions about the absence of any five minute fighting majors on his ledger over the last nine games. Those also happened to be the first nine games back in the lineup since the Bruins enforcer had suffered a concussion at the hands of 6-foot-8 inch John..." March 06
Boston Herald "Symptom-free and raring to go — that’s the way Bruins forward Shawn Thornton described himself yesterday nearly a week after suffering a concussion in a fight with Buffalo’s John Scott. Thornton was hundreds of miles from his Bruins’ teammates as they took on the Montreal Canadiens last night...." February 07
Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille will skate today. Marchand won't. Julien won't rule out BM63 for Saturday.
Boston Herald "In the immediate aftermath of Shawn Thornton’s fight with Buffalo’s John Scott last Thursday, which left the Bruins enforcer with a concussion, several teammates said that, knowing Thornton, they didn’t think he’d be out too long. Well, that appears to be the case. Thornton, whom the B’s..." February 05
Bruins head coach Claude Julien says that Paille and Thornton won't make trip to MTL but Marchand will and is game time decision.