As enforcers struggle to find work, Shawn Thornton soldiers on with Panthers
AUG 21, 11:00a ET | Jameson Olive
Rotowire: Apr 4 / 10:06a ET
News: Thornton is slated to be scratched for Saturday's game against the Lightning, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Impact: Thornton is coming off one of his best games of the season, where he got an assist and posted a plus-1 rating; however, with Scottie Upshall returning to the lineup, Thornton finds himself as the odd man out. His already limited fantasy value takes an even bigger hit if he's out of the lineup.
Rotowire: Apr 3 / 11:54a ET
News: Thornton tallied an assist on Vincent Trocheck's first third period goal and posted a plus-1 rating in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
Impact: This was Thornton's fifth point of the season (one goal, four assists) and the first time he's posted a positive rating since Nov. 11, which is the only other time he's posted a positive rating all season. Thornton has limited fantasy value for the Panthers' final four games of the season.