Shawn Thornton W FLA 3 weeks ago

Thornton tallied an assist while taking one shot on goal and posting a minus-1 in Monday's loss to Edmonton.

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Shawn Thornton W FLA 2 months ago

Thornton is likely to be scratched from Friday night's contest against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 10 months ago

Thornton is slated to be scratched for Saturday's game against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Thornton is coming off one of his best games of the season, where he got an assist and posted a plus-1 rating; however, with Scottie Upshall returning to the lineup, Thornton finds himself as the odd man out. His already limited fantasy value takes an even bigger hit if he's out of the lineup.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 10 months ago

Thornton tallied an assist on Vincent Trocheck's first third period goal and posted a plus-1 rating in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

This was Thornton's fifth point of the season (one goal, four assists) and the first time he's posted a positive rating since Nov. 11, which is the only other time he's posted a positive rating all season. Thornton has limited fantasy value for the Panthers' final four games of the season.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 11 months ago

Thornton is slated to be scratched for Thursday's game against the Red Wings, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Thornton has been seeing limited ice time when he actually plays, posting a minus-1 in 7:58 of ice time on Sunday against the Rangers. The 37-year-old has four points on the season and with him struggling to find his footing in the lineup, he has extremely limited fantasy value.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 11 months ago

Thornton posted a minus-1 with two shots on goal in 8:27 of ice time in Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks.

Thornton has only seen more than 10 minutes of ice time four times in 2015. He is not afraid to pick up penalty minuteshe has 48 in 35 games playedbut his inconsistent ice time and his inability to score pointshis last point came on Nov. 24gives him limited fantasy value.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 1 year ago

Thornton (groin) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

Thornton is ready to return after missing the last 20 games with his groin injury. He will take the ice Thursday night for the Panthers' matchup with the Blue Jackets, but it's not certain which line he will join out of the gate.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 1 year ago

Thornton (groin) is expected to play Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Jameson Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.

Thornton remains on the Panthers' injured reserve list, but he should be formally activated following Thursday's morning skate. The bruising fourth-liner last played Dec. 6, but had been healthy shortly before the All-Star break. At that time, the Panthers didn't have a roster spot open to accommodate Thornton, but that's no longer an issue now that Vincent Trocheck has been returned to AHL San Antonio.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 1 year ago

Thornton (groin) is not yet ready to return, but is closing in, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The report indicates that Thornton will likely miss Tuesday's game against the Red Wings. However, it also suggests he is close, meaning Thursday could still be a realistic timetable for his return to the lineup.

Shawn Thornton W FLA 1 year ago

Thornton (groin) is expected to remain on injured reserve through the end of the All-Star break, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

It doesn't sound like Thornton is experiencing any sort of setback in his recovery from the injury; he's simply caught up in a numbers game. With no room for him to break into the lineup on the fourth line, Thornton probably will serve as a healthy scratch once he's formally activated.