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The Sharks have signed Joe Thornton to a one-year contract worth $2.0M.

Thornton is back for his 22nd NHL season at the age of 40-years-old. It will be his 15th season with the Sharks and he is coming off of a solid 51-point (16G / 35A) campaign in 2019. He has very minimal upside as the Sharks No.3 centre and should be left on the fantasy hockey waiver wire to start the season.

Source: Kevin Kurz 09/6/19, 5:49 pm EST

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Thornton (suspension) will be back in the Sharks lineup for Game 5.

Thornton was suspended for Game 4 but will replace Lukas Radil in the lineup for Game 5, and will skate with Marcus Sorensen and Kevin Labanc. Thornton has a point in each game, scoring one goal on eight shots with two assists through three games in the series.

Source: Curtis Pashelka 04/18/19, 2:14 pm EST

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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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