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December 14, 2013 | 4:02pm ET
Thornton suspended 15 games
TheFourthPeriod.com

The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games, without pay, for punching Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7.

The incident occurred at 11:06 of the first period of that game, where Orpik was injured and suffered a concussion.

Thornton was assessed a match penalty for violating NHL Rule 46.15.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Thornton will forfeit $84,615.45.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.


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