Bruins Thornton out with a concussion
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Enforcer Shawn Thornton will miss at least seven to 10 days due to a concussion, according to the Boston Bruins.
Thornton sustained the concussion in a fight with John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres just 2 minutes, 53 seconds into the first period of Thursday night’s 7-4 Bruins loss.
Thornton took numerous punches to the head during the fight. Thornton was noticeably woozy after the fight with Scott, who outweighs him by 50 pounds.
After serving his 5-minute penalty, Thornton went straight to the dressing room and didn't return to the game.
“I have the utmost respect for Thorty. His job is one of the toughest, if not the toughest, in the sport and he does it without complaints. He does it for the team. Sometimes it’s a casualty of the job, but he’s a tough guy. He’ll bounce back and everybody is supporting him,” said Bruins forward Gregory Campbell.
Scott was asked about the fight and he said, “You never want to hurt anyone, even if it is your job sometimes.”
Thornton has one goal and 25 penalty minutes this season.
The Bruins recalled forward Jamie Tardiff from the AHL on Friday. Tardiff leads the Providence Bruins in scoring with 21 goals and nine assists in 39 games.
The Bruins return to action on Saturday when they play the Maple Leafs in Toronto.