San Jose center Joe Thornton had his streak of 319 consecutive games played snapped when he sat out the Sharks’ game against St. Louis because of an upper-body injury.
Thornton was scratched Saturday night and missed his first game since Nov. 11, 2010, when he served the second game of a suspension for an illegal hit. Thornton last missed a game because of injury on April 2, 2010. He missed three games late that season with a lower-body injury.
Thornton was injured Wednesday night on a hit by Anaheim defenseman Clayton Stoner.
Thornton has nine goals, 24 assists and a team-high 33 points this season.