Thornton picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings. Jumbo Joe played 11:25 after being a healthy scratch the previous seven games. He's no longer a fantasy asset, but he's doing whatever his coach asks in order to fulfill his dream for a Cup.
Thornton scored a goal in Friday's 3-0 win over the Ducks. Thornton struck early in the second period to finish the Panthers' scoring in the game. The 42-year-old has played in three games since returning from an undisclosed injury that kept him out of the lineup for a month and a half. He's up to seven points, 21 shots on net and a minus-10 rating in 27 contests -- while he's a sure Hall-of-Famer, he's not very fantasy-relevant in the twilight of his career.
Thornton (undisclosed) will be activated from injured reserve and play Tuesday in San Jose, George Richards of Panthers Press Box reports. With just six points in 24 games, the 42-year-old isn't exactly a fantasy darling these days, but the fact he's returning from a 13-game absence to face his old team in his old arena Tuesday is headline material. Thornton skated in the top-line right-wing spot at morning skate, so expect him to at least start in a top-six role against the Sharks.
Thornton (undisclosed) will "probably" be available Tuesday against the Sharks, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports. Thornton will still need to be removed from injured reserve prior to getting back in the lineup. The veteran center has six points in 24 games this season. He's missed the last 13 games with an undisclosed injury.
Thornton (undisclosed) practiced in a non-contact jersey Monday, per Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site. Thornton has missed the last seven games while dealing with an undisclosed injury. The 42-year-old was struggling through a five-game point drought prior to landing on injured reserve. The next game on the Panthers' schedule is Thursday versus Ottawa.
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