Sharks' Joe Thornton: Eligible to return

Thornton (suspension) has served his one-game ban and is eligible to play in Game 5 against Vegas on Thursday.

Thornton was lucky to get off with just a one-game suspension after making contact with the head of Tomas Nosek. Prior to his ban, Jumbo Joe was riding a six-game point streak in which he racked up one goal and six helpers. The veteran figures to slot back into the third-line center role for Game 5.

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