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Joe Thornton Will Have Knee Surgery Today

via the Mercury News,

The knee injury that Sharks star Joe Thornton suffered was a significant one — he tore both his ACL and MCL before the NHL playoffs began, the team announced Monday.

Thornton, 37, played the last four games of the Sharks’ first-round playoff series against Edmonton after missing the first two.

“It’s as courageous an effort — him doing what he did — as I’ve ever seen,” said Sharks coach Peter DeBoer.

Thornton was scheduled to have knee surgery later Monday afternoon.

The Sharks also disclosed that Patrick Marleau played the series with a broken thumb and Tomas Hertl played with a broken foot.

added 3:24pm, if you need a refresher on the injury, watch below...

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Chris Tierney played the last couple games with 2 cracked eggs.

Posted by jonquixote on 04/24/17 at 03:43 PM ET

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Too bad they can’t scope out whatever Chumpo Joe chokes on every April/May.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 04/24/17 at 04:21 PM ET

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Damn.  Thornton is a beast.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/25/17 at 09:18 AM ET

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