Shawn Thornton LW FLA 6 Days

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.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 11 Days

Thornton (groin) resumed skating with the team Wednesday morning and appears ready to play, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Thornton officially remains on injured reserve for the Panthers, but with the team reassigning Shane O'Brien to the minors earlier Thursday, the winger could be activated in advance of the game against the Avalanche. While his return seems to be on the horizon, Thornton will have a much more difficult time finding a regular spot in the lineup, as the Panthers are already fully healthy at forward.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 24 Days

Thornton (groin) got in a conditioning skate Friday morning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

While it represents a positive development for Thornton, his return to the lineup shouldn't be considered imminent until he begins practicing with the rest of the Florida regulars. The fourth-line tough guy has been out since early December with the injury.

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Thornton (groin) was unable to practice Saturday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Coach Gerard Gallant said earlier in the week that Thornton would begin skating after the Christmas break, but that failed to come to fruition Saturday. It will only push back his return date further, making it unlikely that Thornton suits up again until after the New Year.

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Coach Gerard Gallant said after Monday's win over the Penguins that Thornton (groin) would begin skating after the Christmas break, the Associated Press reports.

Thornton had bothered by the groin for all of December before the Panthers finally decided to stowe him away on their injured list last week. He'll likely require multiple practices to regain conditioning and make Gallant feel comfortable using him in games.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 1 Month

The Panthers placed Thornton (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday.

Thornton is not ready to resume playing, so the Panthers decided to deactivate him to open up a roster spot. Thornton has already been sidelined over a week, so he will be eligible to return to action whenever he is healthy.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 2 Months

Thornton missed Thursday's practice due to a groin issue and isn't expected to play Friday versus the Red Wings, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The groin issue has been bothering Thornton throughout the season and limited him to off-ice work Thursday. Expect the Panthers to give him a game or two off with the hope that it affords him some proper healing time.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 2 Months

Thornton will be a healthy scratch Monday against the Blues, according to Panthers announcer Steve Goldstein.

Thornton has been a regular in the Panthers' lineup for most of the season, but he will sit out Monday to make room for Dave Bolland, who will suit up for the first time since Oct. 17.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 2 Months

Thornton (groin) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Red Wings, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Thornton sustained the groin injury over the past weekend and was unable to play Monday, but the one-game absence was all he needed to heal up. He'll return in a fourth-line capacity for the Panthers.

Shawn Thornton LW FLA 2 Months

Thornton (groin) will not play Monday against the Blue Jackets, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Thornton is dealing with a groin injury, as well as facial injuries after a fight during Friday's contest. The team has not revealed much in the way of details regarding the injuries, so consider Thornton day-to-day until further notice.