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Chris Thorburn | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Chris Thorburn sustained a foot injury in Tuesday's preseason game against Minnesota.
He should be considered day-to-day at this time. Thorburn had 14 points and 76 penalty minutes in 81 games last season with the Jets. Sep 24 - 9:27 AM

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Chris Thorburn scored Tuesday's only goal in a big win over the Blues.

The goal snapped a 21-game goal drought, and was his seventh of the season. He now has 14 points, and has recorded double-digit point totals in all but one of his nine career seasons.
Apr 8 - 1:50 AM

Chris Thorburn had 12 minutes in penalties this past Sunday against Colorado to move into first place on the Atlanta Thrashers/Jets all-time list.

He has 650 career penalty minutes with the organizations. Thorburn fought Cody McLeod twice in the match and he was assessed a minor infraction for holding the stick. Thorburn added an assist in the match to give him eight points in 55 games.
Feb 11 - 8:43 AM

Chris Thorburn believes the Jets will be fine despite their recent six-game winless streak.

"We had good teams. We just didn't get the success when we needed it," Thorburn said. "This is a totally different group, a different build, and there's a lot of confidence to turn this thing around, especially in this room. We know what we have. We know what we're capable of. We've done it pretty much the whole course of the year. It's just a matter of getting that one win to get us out of the hole."
Feb 8 - 11:35 AM

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

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

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C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Adam Lowry
4Andrew Copp
5Nic Petan
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Mathieu Perreault
3Nikolaj Ehlers
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Alexander Burmistrov
4Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Adam Pardy
8Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson