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Thornton will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Thornton missed Wednesday’s practice and is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Stars. The Sharks are being vague on Thornton’s injury but the fact he is a game-time decision suggests that it is minor. Thornton has just 12 points (4G / 8A) in 23 games this season.

Source: Paul Gackle 12/13/18, 1:39 pm EST

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Thornton (knee) will return to the Sharks lineup on Tuesday.

Thornton has been sidelined by a knee infection since October 5th, but will play tonight vs. the Rangers. Thornton will centre the Sharks’ top line with Timo Meier and Joe Pavelski on his wings. He picked up a single assist in two games this season.

Source: Kevin Kurz 10/30/18, 2:18 pm EST

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The Sharks placed Joe Thornton (undisclosed) on IR on Sunday.

Thornton’s injury is not structural but rather an infection in his knee. This should come as a relief for Thornton owners, as the veteran will be put on antibiotics and hopefully make a quick recovery. Joe Pavelski will shift to centre and Melker Karlsson will be bumped to the top-line for the time being.

Source: @SanJoseSharks 10/8/18, 2:33 pm EST

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Thornton will miss “several weeks” with a right MCL injury.

Thornton suffered the injury during overtime on Tuesday and will miss “several weeks.” Thornton recently had left knee surgery, so luckily he avoided an injury to that same knee but it sounds like he will be out until at least mid-February.

Source: Kevin Kurz 01/24/18, 2:31 pm EST

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Thornton (shoulder) will be back in the Sharks lineup on Saturday.

Thornton missed the last four games with a shoulder injury that he suffered on New Years Eve vs. the Ducks. Thornton comes in on a five-game point streak—he has two goals, 10 assists (12 points) and a plus-4 rating in his last 12 games.

Source: Kevin Kurz 01/10/15, 9:22 am EST

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Thornton (upper-body) is questionable for Thursday.

Thornton skated on Tuesday morning, but only with the team’s scratched players. Coach Todd McLellan is unsure whether or not Thornton will be available on Thursday. The Sharks have off on Wednesday, so it may not be known until Thursday morning if Thornton will be ready.

Source: Kevin Kurz 01/6/15, 1:44 pm EST

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The Sharks have placed Joe Thornton (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Thornton will miss at least the next two games. He will not play on Monday vs. the Jets or Tuesday vs. the Wild, but the Sharks are hopeful that he could be back in the lineup on Thursday in St. Louis. Monitor his status leading up to the clash with the Blues.

Source: Curtis Pashelka 01/5/15, 5:18 am EST

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Thornton (shoulder) will not play on Monday vs. the Jets.

Thornton will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury, but the Sharks are hopeful that he will be able to return at some point during their three-game road-trip. That would leave him to return either Tuesday in Minnesota or Thursday in St. Louis. Monitor his status as the week progresses.

Source: Kevin Kurz 01/4/15, 9:16 am EST

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