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Panthers' Joe Thornton: Scores on power play Sunday
Thornton scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Thornton got the Panthers on the board at 7:41 of the third period with his third goal of the season. The 42-year-old center has contributed five points, including two power-play goals, in 16 appearances this year. He's added 13 shots on net, a minus-4 rating and 13 hits while playing in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Taken off IR
Thornton (undisclosed) was removed from injured reserve Thursday, per NHL.com.
This move indicates that Thornton will most likely suit up against the Devils on Thursday. The 42-year-old forward missed the last eight games while dealing with an injury. He's averaging a career-low 10:26 of ice time with one goal through six games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Game-time decision Thursday
Thornton (undisclosed) will be a game-time call to face the Devils on Thursday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Thornton looks poised to return from an eight-game stint on the shelf due to his undisclosed injury. If the 42-year-old center does suit up, it figures to be in a bottom-six role, though he could still be an option for the second power-play unit. If not, fantasy players should expect Maxim Mamin to slide into Thornton's spot in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Absence to continue
Thornton (undisclosed) will not be ready for Monday's matchup with the Rangers, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
It will be Thornton's third consecutive game on the shelf resulting from his undisclosed injury. Even once given the all-clear, the 42-year-old center figures to fill a bottom-six role that will limit his fantasy value, though he should still be in line for 20-30 points.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Lands on IR
Thornton (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
The specific nature of Thornton's injury remains a mystery, but he'll miss the Panthers' next three contests at a minimum now that he's been placed on injured reserve. The 42-year-old vet has picked up one goal through six games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Lands first goal in Sunshine State
Thornton scored a power-play goal on two shots in a 5-3 win over the Coyotes on Monday.
The 42-year-old got the Panthers on the board with 19 seconds left in the first period, taking home a loose puck on the doorstep to make it a 1-1 game. It was Thornton's first goal (and first point) in four games as a Panther. He had five goals and 15 assists in 44 contests in a supporting role for Toronto last season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Back at practice
Thornton (strain) was on the ice for Monday's practice session, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Thornton is entering his 24th NHL season, so he's probably not too concerned about missing a portion of training camp. The 42-year-old veteran figures to take on a bottom-six role with the Panthers as he tries to chase down his first Stanley Cup.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Ruled out Friday
Thornton is dealing with a muscular injury that will sideline him for Friday's clash with Dallas, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Thornton's injury isn't expected to carry into the start of the regular season. The 42-year-old veteran should slot into a third-line role with his new club and is capable of once against producing in the 30-40 point range with a full 82-game campaign at his disposal.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Joe Thornton: Headed for Sunshine State
Thornton agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 contract with Florida on Friday.
Thornton has accomplished nearly everything in his 23-year NHL career, including winning the Hart Trophy in 2006, the Art Ross Trophy in 2006 and being named to the All-Star Game four times, but still has yet to lift Lord Stanley's cup. It appears the 42-year-old Toronto native believes he might have a chance to do that with the Panthers as he moves to just his fourth NHL franchise but second in as many years. Sitting 14th all-time in NHL points (1529), Jumbo Joe should be able to easily move past Paul Coffey (1531) and Mark Recchi (1533).... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Strikes with man advantage
Thornton scored a power-play goal on his only shot of the game in Tuesday's 4-0 win over Montreal in Game 4. He also had two PIM.
Thornton redirected a Jason Spezza setup at the side of the net to give the Maple Leafs a commanding 3-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the second period. The goal was the first point of the series for 41-year-old Thornton, who had put together a meager two shots combined over the first three games.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Records assist
Thornton notched an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
Thornton helped out on a Mitch Marner tally at 17:21 of the first period. The 41-year-old Thornton has done reasonably well in 41 games this season with five tallies and 14 helpers. The playmaking forward doesn't add much outside of point production (31 hits, 37 shots on net, plus-6 rating) but he's held value on the ice for the Maple Leafs in a variety of roles.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Sets franchise record with goal
Thornton scored a goal Saturday in a 4-1 win over Winnipeg.
Thornton (41 years and 296 days) became the oldest Maple Leafs player to score a goal, passing Allan Stanley (41 years and 252 days), who scored back in 1967. It was an aggressive wraparound in the first period that beat Connor Hellebuyck and inspired teammates. "[Thornton] kind of brought that fire tonight," goalie Jack Campbell said. "He wants to win so bad, and when you see a guy like Joe [giving an effort] like that, it just makes you want to do your job even more." Jumbo Joe has a point in two straight games after going 17 games without. He may offer short-term fantasy help if the fire in his belly continues to burn hot.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Point drought at 12 games
Thornton was held off the score sheet Saturday in a 6-5 win over the Senators. His point drought now stands at 12 games.
He has one assist in his last 17 games. Jumbo did see 1:05 on the power play Saturday, but at even strength his lack of speed really shows, especially against a buzzsaw team like the young Sens. Thornton isn't worth a roster spot at this point given the depth of the Leafs. He's toiling way down the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Struggling to rekindle fire
Thornton has three assists in nine games since his return from injury.
His ice time has swung from 11:57 to 17:01, but he hasn't found twine since Feb. 18. Thornton also hasn't been able to recapture the heat he showed before he went into the infirmary -- he was on a four-game, seven-point streak. Thornton still has talent, but right now, you need to find a more productive replacement until he fires up his offense again.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Green light for Saturday's game
Thornton (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
Thornton is ready to return after two games on the shelf. The 41-year-old has been outstanding on Auston Matthews' left wing this year, recording nine points in as many games. However, Matthews will sit out Saturday with a wrist injury. Thornton could still flank John Tavares, so his fantasy upside is decent for Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Game-time call
Thornton (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday night's matchup with Edmonton, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Thornton was a full participant at Friday's practice, so he's likely closer to probable than questionable for Saturday's contest. The veteran forward, who's picked up nine points in nine games this campaign, has missed Toronto's last two contests with a lower-body injury.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Missing second straight game
Thornton (lower body) remains unavailable Wednesday against the Flames, Wes Gilbertson of Postmedia reports.
The same is true for goaltender Frederik Andersen (lower body) and defenseman Jake Muzzin (face), so Toronto will be shorthanded up front, on the blue line and in net. Thornton will hope to heal up by Saturday's game against the Oilers and try to extend the four-game point streak he had built up before getting hurt.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Dealing with lower-body issue
Thornton is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
The good news is Thornton's latest injury isn't related to the rib issue that forced him to miss extended time earlier this season, but his status for Wednesday's game versus Calgary nonetheless remains up in the air. The 41-year-old forward has racked up nine points through nine games this year.... See More ... See Less
Maple Leafs' Joe Thornton: Unavailable Monday
Thornton (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Monday's game versus the Flames, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Thornton has been electric since returning from a broken rib Feb. 15, recording two goals and five assists across seven games. It's uncertain if Thornton's absence is related to his prior rib injury. Nevertheless, the 41-year-old will aim to return to the lineup in Wednesday's rematch against the Flames.... See More ... See Less
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