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Shawn Thornton | Winger

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/23/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
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Shawn Thornton practised for the first time since injuring his groin muscle on December 6th.
He skated on a make-shift fifth line alongside Brandon Pirri and Vincent Trocheck, who are once again likely to be scratched against the Oilers Saturday night. There is no timetable for Thornton's return but it does appear he will be able to play soon after the All-Star break. If you are in need of penalty minutes don't forget about Thornton later this month. Jan 17 - 10:31 AM

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Shawn Thornton (groin) took part in Tuesday's morning skate.

He has missed the past 16 games with a groin injury, but appeared to be OK to play against Winnipeg. However, Florida's fourth line, which currently consists of Scottie Upshall, Derek Mackenzie and Tomas Kopecky, has been playing well so it could be difficult for Thornton to get back into the fold.
Jan 14 - 11:12 AM

Shawn Thornton is still not practising with his teammates.

He is still dealing with a rather significant groin muscle injury and can't skate just yet. That said, Florida coach Gerrard Gallant is hoping to see Thornton on the ice "in the near future", whatever that means. If you were counting on getting some penalty minutes from Thornton, we suggest you look elsewhere.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Shawn Thornton has been dealing with a groin injury since the beginning of the season.

He has missed the last seven games due to the ailment. "It's been there basically since the first game of the year and it's gotten progressively worse," Thornton said. "I was going to take some time off there but we were short bodies and I played through it. Once guys got healthy, it would have been selfish for me to try and play through it. It's time to get it healed for the playoff push." Florida enters the Christmas break just two points behind Washington for the last Wild Card spot in the East. Thornton won't supply much offense when he's able to return, but he can add toughness and leadership.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Shawn Thornton (groin) has been moved to injured reserve.

The Panthers made the move to get Aleksander Barkov and Scottie Upshall back into the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Washington. Thornton hasn't played since Dec. 6 due to a groin injury.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Shawn Thornton and Shane O'Brien will be scratches against the Red Wings on Friday night.

With a win, Florida can tie Boston with 31 points in the second Wild Card slot and with two games in hand.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 07:25:00 PM

Shawn Thornton (groin) did not skate on Thursday.

Thornton's groin has been an issue for the past couple of weeks. He was not in the lineup for Monday's loss to St. Louis and it's unclear if he'll play against Detroit on Friday.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Shawn Thornton (groin) was back in Florida's lineup on Tuesday.

He sat out Monday's game with facial injuries and a slight groin strain, but he was ready to go against Detroit.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:25:00 AM

Shawn Thornton is dealing with some groin soreness in addition to the injuries he suffered to his face on Friday.

He was struck by a puck, which resulted in stitches to his lip and it loosened some teeth. Thornton didn't play on Monday and he's questionable for Tuesday's match in Detroit.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:53:00 AM

Shawn Thornton (face) didn't participate in Sunday's practice.

He was struck in the face by a puck on Friday. It isn't clear if he'll be available for Monday's game at Columbus at this time.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Shawn Thornton scored his first goal of the season in the Florida Panthers' 4-1 loss to the visiting Minnesota Wild Monday night.

On a night when the Panthers were pretty well dominated on their home ice by the Wild, Thornton turned in a decent night, registering three hits and two shots on net to go along with his team's lone goal.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Shawn Thornton was touched by the ovation he got from the Boston crowd on Tuesday night.

"Pretty touching, very, very kind," Thornton. "To get a standing ovation from a visiting arena is pretty special." The former Bruins tough guy was playing in his first game back in Boston as a member of the Florida Panthers. He played seven seasons with the Bruins and won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2010-11.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:34:00 AM

The Florida Panthers moved Shawn Thornton in their lineup for Jimmy Hayes on Saturday.

Thornton would most likely make a difference if he gets a fighting major. Neither are big impact players in fantasy, overall.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Shawn Thornton is nursing a lower-body injury.

He missed Monday's game against Ottawa as a result and he didn't skate on Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Shawn Thornton was eager to show that he'll protect his teammates this year in Florida by engaging in a pair of fights during Saturday's 4-1 preseason loss against Nashville.

"I'd like to contribute in other ways but over my career, a lot of it has been sticking up for my teammates, so I won't change now," said Thornton, who signed with the Panthers after the Bruins decided to let him go. He's projected to play on the fourth line this campaign alongside Derek Mackenzie and Tomas Kopecky or Jimmy Hayes.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Brandon Pirri
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Jimmy Hayes
4Tomas Kopecky
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Dylan Olsen
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya