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Joe Thornton Out Tonight, Listed As Day-To-Day

from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

An injured Joe Thornton will miss his first game in more than four years when the Sharks face the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.

Thornton did not take part in the morning skate and coach Todd McLellan confirmed the 35-year-old center will be sidelined because of the hit to his shoulder that knocked him out of Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

"When you lose a player of his stature and caliber and skill level, everybody has to pick it up a little bit," McLellan said. "And if that happens, we give ourselves a chance. If it doesn't, then we'll be chasing it from behind."

The coach said Thornton is "day to day."

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Below, watch the hit on Thornton...

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Paul's avatar

Thornton’s 319 consecutive games played will end.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/03/15 at 04:02 PM ET

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