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by Paul on 04/24/17 at 03:17 PM ET
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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