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Chris Thorburn | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
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Chris Thorburn was promoted to a line with Adam Lowry and Evander Kane on Tuesday night.
He made the most of it with a goal and an assist in Winnipeg's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh. The trio combined for seven points in the match. "Every time you get points with new guys, there's a little bit of excitement," said Thorburn. "We made some good plays out there, some simple plays using our size and we got rewarded for it." He has seven points this season, with three goals and one assist coming in his last four matches. Jan 28 - 8:22 AM

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Chris Thorburn will likely replace T.J. Galiardi on the Jet's fourth line Saturday against Nashville.

No huge fantasy ramifications here. Just an FYI.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 02:02:00 PM

Forward Chris Thorburn has agreed to re-sign with the Winnipeg Jets for three years at an average annual value of $1.2 million.

Thorburn is far from a central cog in the Jets game plan, but he's a useful player nonetheless and is signed on reasonable terms. He has no fantasy value.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:06:00 PM

The Winnipeg Jets updated that Chris Thorburn is out indefinitely with a broken talus (foot).

His main contributions fantasy-wise come in PIM (65) and hits (108), but those factors aren't enough to make him worth a roster spot, so JFYI. His teammate Jim Slater is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, too.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Chris Thorburn will be out of the Jets' lineup for at least the next two games due to a foot injury.

He took a shot of his skate in Friday night's game and will need some time to recover.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Chris Thorburn (upper body) will rejoin the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.

Thorburn has been sidelined for three straight contests. He has 11 points and 65 penalty minutes in 53 games this season.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Chris Thorburn (upper body) might be ready to return on Wednesday.

He has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Chris Thorburn will not play Saturday afternoon against Ottawa.

He is still bothered by an upper-body injury and remains day-to-day.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Chris Thorburn has an upper-body injury after Tuesday's game versus the Islanders.

He finished the game on the bench, but he logged just 48 seconds of ice time. Thorburn may have been hurt during his first-period fight with Matt Martin.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 07:28:00 AM

Chris Thorburn potted the game-winning goal with only 1:03 remaining in the third period to propel Winnipeg to a 2-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday.

"It feels great, man, just to chip in," said Thorburn. I'm not a guy that is depended upon to score goals but at the same time I still feel confident to be able to do that when I get the opportunity. I've been given a great opportunity right now and I'm playing with two great players who are helping me out and helping along the way." He's getting a chance to play alongside Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, while Evander Kane is injured. Thorburn has produced two goals and one assist in his last four games.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 06:17:00 AM

Chris Thorburn registered his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Nashville.

He moved up to a line with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler in the contest because Evander Kane is out of action due to an infected hand. Thorburn has eight points and 86 hits in 45 games.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 07:44:00 AM

Chris Thorburn contributed two assists in Winnipeg's 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night.

Thorburn was elevated to a line with Olli Jokinen and Devin Setoguchi in the contest because of Evander Kane's lower-body injury. "He's a veteran player," Jokinen said. "He's been in the league for a long time. He's a good player. He keeps the game simple. He's good in corners, an easy guy to play with. He was telling me before the game, to just make sure the puck goes to his corner that he's going to go get it. He was doing that. He was easy to play with." The newly-formed trio led the Jets to victory by combining for seven points.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 06:21:00 AM

Chris Thorburn was activated from the IL on Sunday to suit up against Colorado.

He had one hit and one blocked shot in 7:40 of ice time. Thorburn hadn't played since Oct. 4 because of a lower-body injury.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 01:33:00 AM

Chris Thorburn (lower body) is still a few days away from getting clearance to play.

He has been traveling with the Jets on their road trip and he hasn't played since Oct. 4.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 07:20:00 AM

Chris Thorburn (lower body) will probably travel with the Jets during their upcoming road trip.

That doesn't necessarily mean that Thorburn will play, but it keeps that option open. The Jets will host Washington on Tuesday before kicking off their road trip with a game in Nashville on Thursday. Thorburn has no points and five penalty minutes in two contests this season.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 01:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Michael Frolik
3Matt Halischuk
4Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tobias Enstrom
3Jacob Trouba
4Zach Bogosian
5Grant Clitsome
6Mark Stuart
7Paul Postma
8Ben Chiarot
9Jay Harrison
10Adam Pardy
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson