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Thornton (lower body) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Capitals, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Thornton was held out of Friday's contest with a lower-body concern, but it appears it was only a minor one. He'll replace Jimmy Hayes in the Florida lineup, reclaiming his usual spot on the fourth line.

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Thornton (lower body) will not play Friday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It's not certain if Thornton is still feeling the effects of the injury, or if he's simply one of the Panthers' healthy scratches for Friday's game. Either way, Thornton offers little in the form of fantasy utility when he's in the lineup, so his absence from Friday's game probably will go largely unnoticed.

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Thornton missed the Panthers' practice on Wednesday due to a lower body injury, Steve Goldstein of FS Florida reports.

The injury only appears to be a minor one so Thornton should be back in time for Florida's game on Friday against the Sabres. Thornton has not scored any points and has accumulated seven penalty minutes in two games played this season.

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The Florida Panthers have signed Shawn Thornton to a two-year/$2.4 million deal.

The Panthers needed some grit and tenacity up front and Shawn Thornton will provide just that. He had eight points and 74 penalty minutes in 64 games with Boston last season and should get over 100 minutes next year with the Panthers.

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Shawn Thornton appreciates Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli did the "classy thing" by letting him know in advance that Boston would not re-sign him this summer.

That allows Thornton to start the process of finding a new home sooner. He doesn't do much offensively, but he's a strong, gritty forward and would look good on a number of teams' fourth line.

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Shawn Thornton has been informed by the Bruins that they won't be re-signing him.

As a result, he will be an unrestricted free agent in July. Thornton is a strong fourth-line player with leadership abilities, so he shouldn't have much of a problem finding a job somewhere else.

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There is some question as to whether Shawn Thornton will be back in Boston next season.

Thornton is an unrestricted free agent and Bruin GM Peter Chiarelli told reporters that he believed the NHL game was trending away from fighting and that he wanted to add speed to his lineup for 2014-15. Those comments can not be viewed as positive for a Thornton return to Beantown.

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Shawn Thornton was fined the maximum of $2,820.52 for his unsportsman-like conduct in Game 5.

Thornton was on the bench and squirted the Canadiens' P.K. Subban with his water bottle at the 19:13 mark of the final period. It was the most the NHL could fine him under the CBA. Game 6 will be played in Montreal on Monday.

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Shawn Thornton appeared to have sustained a serious right knee injury after he missed a check on P.K. Subban Saturday night.

He left the game with the assistance favouring the knee but returned later in the game. Thornton didn't like that Subban had "low bridged" him which is a dangerous play but the two seemed to sort out their differnces and nothing further developped. Thronton should be fine for Monday's Game 3.

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Shawn Thornton registered an assist and a team-high five hits in Tuesday's win over Detroit.

He forecheck helped set up Jordan Caron's goal. Thornton logged only 8:26 of ice time in Game 3, but he played a strong match. He had eight points and 74 penalty minutes in 64 games during the regular season.