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Report: NHL suspends Thornton 15 games for Orpik attack


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Dec 14, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

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After a week long wait and an in-person hearing, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan has decided to hand Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton a 15-game suspension for knocking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik to the ice and punching him in the head during Bostonís 3-2 win on Dec. 7, according to TSNís Darren Dreger.

Thornton was pulled off of Orpik and handed a match penalty while Orpik was taken off the ice on a stretcher. Orpik suffered a concussion and didnít skate again until Friday.

Before that incident, Orpik delivered an open-ice hit on Loui Eriksson. The Boston Bruins forward suffered his second concussion in as many months as a result.

Thorntonís suspension is the second longest of the Shanahan-era, behind only Raffi Torres. This is also the biggest punishment heís given for a regular season incident. He will be eligible to return for Bostonís game against San Jose on Jan. 11.

Weíll include the NHLís video explanation once itís available

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 12:04 AM
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Re: 15 for Thornton

Slap on the wrist.

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Slap on the wrist.
Yep. But, so was the 5 games for Neal.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 03:17 AM
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Re: 15 for Thornton

A disgrace,Neal too.That was a clear cut assault.What a coward,has to come in from behind.He,ll get his due.
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If Neal got five, rockhead shoulda got at least 20.

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Re: 15 for Thornton

IMO Neal should have got 15 games and Thorton 30 games, both were uncalled for.
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Re: 15 for Thornton

The only reason Thornton got 15 was because Orpik got hurt, that type of thing happens a lot in hockey, Heck Zack Rinaldo mugged a guy in almost the same way and they didn't even review it
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