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Bruins welcome Eriksson, Thornton back to lineup

Jan 11, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins haven’t had Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton in the lineup since Dec. 7, but they’ll get both of them back against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

It’s odd that the two forwards sat out the same 15 games, as Thornton served a suspension for confronting Brooks Orpik, whose hit concussed Eriksson.

The Bruins managed decently without the duo at first, but with losses in four of six and their defense ailing and/or having twins, their return will be welcomed that much more.

Eriksson, 28, has suffered through an injury-ravaged debut season with the Bruins, scoring 14 points in the 28 games he managed to play. Thornton, 36, may very well be in his last campaign with the Bruins. He said that he doesn’t want to change the way he plays despite that stern reprimand from the league.

The Bruins sent Justin Florek down to the AHL to make room for the two forwards.

  1. dropthepuckeh - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    Who is having twins? Think I ate the brown acid…

    • thesportsjudge - Jan 12, 2014 at 12:14 AM


  2. c9castine - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    bout time that little girl eriksson gets back on the ice.

    • dropthepuckeh - Jan 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      Classy man.

    • drewzducks - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Spoken like a fan of LOSERVILLE aka Armpittsburgh. Little Girl ? The largest Vagina in the NHL missed 10 months back in 2010-2011 after his little bump and then only played 22 of 82 games in 11-12. What a pathetic display of manlihood. No wonder everyone calls him Crosby the Coward.

      • c9castine - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM

        i didn’t think it’d be hard to goad somebody into a silly rant like that through a comment i thought was quite obviously sarcastic.

        couple things i can’t ignore though. 1. loserville? pittsburgh named smartest city in the country, and most livable. we also named by forbes as one of the TOP 10 CLEANEST CITIES IN THE WORLD. so if we are an armpit, i guess that makes wherever you live rosie o’donnells taint.

        2nd, while i realize there is sarcasm in your comments (i mean i hope so, or you may have mommy issues) i also realize that you want it to all be true, but know its not.

        also, who is exactly is everybody? first time I’ve heard that one and through the scoring titles mvps players of the year stanley cups and olympic golds and 700+ career points….ive heard it all.

  3. sjtorpitt - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:46 PM


  4. scottybcboy - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Great to have these two back! SJ is tough and a great team, couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Don’t worry Thornton the Sharks aren’t afraid to drop ’em.

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