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Thornton set up all three of Joe Pavelski's goals in Friday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.It's the second assist trick of the month for Thornton, who previously achieved the feat in a shootout loss to the Oilers on Feb. 2. Since returning from a shoulder injury Jan. 10, Thornton hasn't struggled to get back on track. He's accumulated three goals and 14 assists over his last 15 games.

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Thornton contributed a goal and assist in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Capitals.After helping out on the Sharks' first goal of the night, Thornton found the net himself for the tying tally with five and a half minutes remaining in the third period. With his 12th goal of the season, Thornton surpassed his total in that category from all of 2013-14, requiring 30 fewer games to achieve the mark. The goal also aided Thornton's ongoing climb up the NHL's all-time scoring list, as he now sits in 36th place with 1,240 career points.

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Thornton dished out three assists in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Oilers.

Jumbo Joe has been red hot lately, racking up 10 points in he last six games, bringing his total to an impressive 44 in 47 games this year. The veteran still hardly shoots the puck (85 SOG), but owners can't complain as his 33 assists are sixth most in the NHL.

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Thornton assisted on Melker Karlsson's game-winning goal and potted an empty-net goal in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks.

The 35-year-old now has back-to-back two-point outings and has pointed in five straight games. A bothersome shoulder injury forced the ironman to sit out four games in January, but he hit his stride as the month came to a close. The goal was his 11th of the season, matching his total from the 2013-14 campaign in 36 fewer games.

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Thornton rattled off two more helpers (one on the power play) in Thursday's win over the Ducks, pushing his point streak to four games.

Thorny may be turning 36 this year, but he still isn't showing his age. His assist rate is down a tick from last year, but he's still on pace to clear 60 points easily and approach 70.

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Thornton had an assist and a pair of shots in Wednesday's win over the Kings.

That puts Thornton on a three-game point streak entering the All-Star Break. He's a ways from his torrid 65-assist pace from last season, but in just 44 games, he's one goal shy of last season's total of 11. You're getting more goals than you expected from Thornton, but not hitting the total points high you got from him last year.

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Thornton picked up an assist in Monday's loss to the Devils.

Since returning from a shoulder injury Jan. 10, Thornton has tallied a goal, two assists and a minus-5 rating over five games. That level of production isn't on par with what he was delivering prior to suffering the injury, but he's still a productive enough center to warrant lineup inclusion in just about any format.

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Thornton (shoulder) went minus-3 and attempted one shot across 17:40 of ice time in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

A fixture in the press box the last four games due to the shoulder injury, Thornton didn't exactly lift the Sharks' attack upon returning Saturday. It may take him a couple games to settle in, but the team would obviously rather have a player of Thornton's caliber in their lineup -- even if he remains a bit rusty.

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Thornton (shoulder) will be activated from injured reserve and confirmed he would play Saturday against the Rangers, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

The veteran's left shoulder presented no issues during his morning skate session with his teammates, allowing him to draw back in after missing the previous four games. He'll skate alongside Patrick Marleau and Matthew Nieto on Saturday, but once rookie Melker Karlsson begins to slow down, look for Thornton to rejoin Joe Pavelski on the top line.

Joe Thornton C SAN 2 Months

Thornton (shoulder) was on the ice for morning skate and could be a lineup option for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Thornton centered the Sharks' top line during morning skate, an indication he's ready to return after a four-game absence. Since he's still listed on the Sharks' injured reserve list, his availability remains a question mark for now, but fantasy owners will surely want to keep tabs on his status throughout the day.