The Bruins will be without enforcer Shawn Thornton for longer than they’d like, but they’re living with the consequences of their teammate’s actions.
Although Thornton announced on Monday that he would be appealing one of the longest suspensions the NHL Department of Player Safety has ever handed out, the B’s said that they need to accept the reality that Thornton won’t be joining them on the ice for a while.
Thornton may not be skating alongside them, but Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara emphasized how important Thornton is to the team, adding that they’re behind him 100 percent.
Check out the above video to hear more from the B’s reactions to Thornton’s suspension.
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