Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Thornton wants to return to Sharks, would take less money

    NHL.com "Joe Thornton wants to return to the San Jose Sharks next season and said he expects to fully recover from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee. "Obviously I want to come back, and I'm sure we'll try and work something out," the 38-year-old center said Tuesday, two days after San..." May 08

  • Has Joe Thornton played his last game with the Sharks?

    San Jose Mercury News "Last summer, Sharks fans waved goodbye to Patrick Marleau. They might be doing the same with Joe Thornton this summer. When the NHL’s free agency periods opens July 1, the Sharks will find themselves in a familiar position: figuring out what to do with the most important figure in franchise..." May 08

  • Joe Thornton Had Torn ACL, MCL In Right Knee

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Stop if you’ve heard this story before, but Joe Thornton was trying to play on torn knee ligaments. The star center for the San Jose Sharks revealed Tuesday to Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News that he suffered a torn right ACL and MCL on January 23rd, but was attempting to return to the lineup..." May 08

  • Sharks shuffle lineup, Joe Thornton will likely play

    San Jose Mercury News "Pete DeBoer will shuffle up the Sharks lineup in Game 4 with evidence suggesting that Joe Thornton will make his return to action. Thornton skated on the Sharks top line in rushes at the team’s morning practice Wednesday and defenseman Joakim Ryan confirmed that he will be replacing Paul Martin..." May 02

  • Thornton uncertain for Sharks in Game 2 against Ducks

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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