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Shawn Thornton dropping appeal

Updated: December 31, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has decided not to appeal his 15-game suspension to an independent arbitrator.

The league suspended Thornton on Dec. 14 for attacking the Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik during a game at TD Garden on Dec. 7.

After the team's morning skate Tuesday at Ristuccia Arena, Thornton said it was not an easy decision and he's had difficulty sleeping the last couple nights. He was even late getting onto the ice Tuesday because he was ...

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