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Shawn Thornton cleared for contact

Updated: February 7, 2013, 4:42 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Shawn Thornton, who met with the media for the first time since suffering a concussion in a fight with Sabres enforcer John Scott in a 7-4 Bruins loss Jan. 30, said he is now cleared for contact and practice.

Thornton is unsure whether he will play in either of the Bruins' back-to-back games Saturday (versus Tampa Bay) and Sunday (versus Scott and the Sabres).

"I feel good, and I've felt good all week," Thornton said. "I'm happy to be around. I was a ...

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