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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 is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Tampa.
The 37-year-old has just one goal, three points and 48 penalty minutes in 36 games this season. Mar 1 - 5:12 PM

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Shawn Thornton and Sean Bergenheim will man the wings on either side of Derek MacKenzie to form Florida's fourth line on Tuesday night.

Thornton has played in only six games since Dec. 2nd, 2014, and 25 overall this season. He's managed to accumulate a pair of points, 29 PIMs and 55 hits in that time. Bergenheim meanwhile has eight goals and 18 points through 37 games thus far.
Feb 10 - 7:16 PM

Shawn Thornton is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against the Predators.

Sean Bergenheim (flu) and Willie Mitchell (upper-body) were also scratched by the Panthers for this game.
Feb 8 - 3:24 PM

Shawn Thornton and Sean Bergenheim are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Kings.

Thornton has never been known for his offensive touch, and that trend has continued this season. The 37-year-old has just one goal and one assist in 25 games this season. Bergenheim is having a disappointing season and trade rumors are swirling in his case.
Feb 5 - 7:47 PM

Shawn Thornton (groin) is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday.

"It's been a while so I'm excited," Thornton said. "Jimmy [Hayes] told me today to settle things down a little. I was a little too jumpy. I have eight weeks of energy going." He hasn't played since Dec. 6 because of a groin injury
Jan 29 - 10:45 AM

Shawn Thornton (groin) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Detroit.

The Panthers tough guy may be ready to return on Thursday versus Columbus. Thornton has been sidelined since Dec. 6 with a groin injury.
Jan 27 - 8:37 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Vincent Trocheck
5Brandon Pirri
6Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Brad Boyes
3Jimmy Hayes
4Scottie Upshall
5Tomas Kopecky
6Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya