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Bruins sit Shawn Thornton

Updated: March 31, 2011, 10:15 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After suffering a gash on his forehead Tuesday night, compliments of Blackhawks forward Fernando Pisani's errant skate, Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton wasn't in the lineup for Thursday night's 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Although Thornton was on the ice Thursday morning sporting a new helmet with a half shield, he has not been cleared to play.

Thornton and coach Claude Julien both said the rugged winger, who needed 40 stitches to close the cut, is ...

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