Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Thornton uncertain for Sharks in Game 2 against Ducks "Joe Thornton's possible return from injury to the San Jose Sharks lineup will not be influenced by their 3-0 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference First Round against the Anaheim Ducks. "Regardless of where this series ends up, or whether we are down, up, facing elimination, we're going to do..." April 14

  • Thornton practices with Sharks, could return for Game 2 vs. Ducks "Joe Thornton took part in a full practice with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and anticipates returning during their Western Conference First Round series against the Anaheim Ducks. The 38-year-old center hasn't played since injuring his right knee Jan 23 against the Winnipeg Jets and having..." April 11

  • Thornton could return to Sharks during playoffs "Joe Thornton, recovering from a knee injury, has not ruled out a return with the San Jose Sharks this season in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 38-year-old center had surgery to repair the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Jan. 25, two days after he was injured during a 5-4 overtime..." March 23

  • Have we seen the last of Joe Thornton in San Jose?

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks entered the 2017-18 season carrying more questions than assurances. Would the Sharks be able to replace the scoring of the departed Patrick Marleau? Did they have the depth and savvy in the defensive zone to play coach Pete DeBoer’s preferred style of hockey? And if they had..." January 28

  • Joe Thornton has surgery on right MCL, no timetable for return. So what now?

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks center Joe Thornton has shocked everyone before when it came to returning sooner than expected from a serious knee injury. This time, though, no one knows when he might be able play again. Thornton is out indefinitely after he underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to address an issue..." January 26

  • Joe Thornton out at least 2 weeks with MCL sprain

    TSN "San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said that forward Joe Thornton will miss at least two weeks with a sprained MCL. The Sharks are evaluating whether surgery is necessary for the 38-year-old. Thornton appeared to incur the injury late in the third period after a collision with..." January 24

  • As he climbs scoring charts, appreciate Thornton’s greatness while you can

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Joe Thornton officially passed Adam Oates on the NHL’s all-time scoring list in the most fitting way possible: With an assist. No, Thornton’s secondary setup on Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s odd overtime-winner against the Coyotes on Saturday won’t be confused with the tape-to-tape passes that made..." January 15

  • A Hockey Fight Featured Sharks Center Joe Thornton Getting Part Of His Beard Ripped Out

    Uproxx "Jumbo Joe Thornton has grown a pretty impressive beard during his time with the San Jose Sharks. But he got a bit of an unexpected trim during a fight on Thursday night. Thornton squared off with Toronto’s Nazem Kadri just two seconds into the first period of Leafs-Sharks on Thursday night, a..." January 05

  • Sharks take exception to Caps’ ‘premeditated’ fight with Thornton

    San Jose Mercury News "What started as a promising road trip wound up being “pretty average” in the words of Sharks captain Joe Pavelski. After winning the first two games of their East Coast trip, the Sharks dropped back-to-back games to the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals, finishing with a 2-2..." December 05

  • Joe Thornton disciplined for slash on Lightning’s Johnson

    San Jose Mercury News "Joe Thornton received a $5,000 fine from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday, the maximum allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association, for slashing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson Saturday. Thornton slashed Johnson on the back of..." December 03

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton back to his old self

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dec. 2 has special significance in Sharks lore. It was on that date in 2005 that Joe Thornton debuted for San Jose. And it’s pretty amazing to look back at what he and the team have accomplished in those dozen years since. From the opening draw of his first game — he won it, got a pass back..." December 02

  • The key to Joe Thornton's recent scoring surge

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Last season was the first time since his rookie year that Joe Thornton scored less than ten goals in an 82-game season. It was no coincidence that his 1.03 shots per game were his lowest since his first campaign, according to Hockey Reference, and that his 2.95 shots on goal per 60 minutes in..." November 29