11:13 PM EDT, Mon May 22, 2017
CSN Bay Area 10 hours ago

Future with Sharks still uncertain for Thornton, Marleau

More than four weeks have passed since the Sharks were dispatched by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, andJoe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear no closer to signing contract extensions than when the season ended.Sharks general manager Doug Wilson faces some of the toughest decisions of his 14-year tenure as the head of the hockey department in the coming weeks, beginning with the two best players in franchise history.
Habs Eyes On The Prize 14 hours ago
Could Joe Thornton be the answer to Montreal’s top-line centre conundrum?

Could Joe Thornton be the answer to Montreal’s top-line centre conundrum?

One of the greatest playmakers in NHL history is approaching free agency, but is also dealing with a knee injury. It’s rare that one of the NHL’s all-time leading point producers hits the free-agent market. This year two of them are headed in that direction. One of them is Jarome Iginla, who should only re-sign to retire in Calgary with the Flames, but that’s a different topic. The other is Jumbo Joe Thornton, and it’s unclear whether his future still lies in San Jose after yet another early playoff exit. The long-time Sharks centre sits in a tie for 22nd all-time in points with...
San Jose Mercury News May 18, 2017
Watch: Will the Sharks keep Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton?

Watch: Will the Sharks keep Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton?

Examining how the Sharks can bring back the two top scorers in franchise history
The Hockey Writers Apr 28, 2017

The Sharks’ Upcoming Cornerstone Contracts

The two best players in San Jose Sharks history have expiring contracts. In almost every meaningful category, one is first in franchise history and more often than not, the other is second. Goals, assists, points, games played. The list goes on. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have combined for over 2,000 points in teal. And […]
The Hockey Writers Apr 26, 2017

Joe Thornton’s Beard Also Ailing

By now, it’s common knowledge that San Jose Sharks’ center, Joe Thornton, was playing through injuries this postseason. The obvious one can be traced back to a collision with Michael Chaput of the Vancouver Canucks late in the season. The extent of his injury – a torn MCL and ACL – finally came from head coach […]

After surgery, Joe Thornton should be ready for 2017-18 (Wherever he plays)

The procedure was related to torn MCL and ACL ligaments.
San Jose Mercury News Apr 25, 2017
Sharks’ Thornton undergoes successful surgery on his left knee

Sharks’ Thornton undergoes successful surgery on his left knee

The Sharks expect Thornton to be fully recovered by the time the 2017-18 season kicks off in October.
Defending Big D Apr 25, 2017
Dallas Stars Daily Links: Sharks Joe Thornton Played with a Torn ACL and MCL

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Sharks Joe Thornton Played with a Torn ACL and MCL

Sharks Thornton had surgery to repair his knee, Hawks fire Kitchen, Oilers Cam Talbot biggest Vezina snub. Dallas Morning News beat writer Mike Heika had his weekly Q&A session yesterday. Would the Stars ever consider trading Tyler Seguin? | @MikeHeika https://t.co/qOsz94rrTf— SportsDayDFW (@SportsDayDFW) April 25, 2017 As reported earlier in the week Dallas Stars prospect Roope Hintz finished his season playing for his Finnish team and will now get a chance to skate with the National team in the upcoming World Championship. More on Hintz and other Stars prospect in this week’s...
The Hockey Writers Apr 24, 2017

Thornton’s Knee and His Sharks’ Future

At the final press availability for the San Jose Sharks after a first-round exit, injury news was a focal point. Head coach Peter DeBoer came out to the media after the players completed their interviews and the first bombshell was the extent of the knee injury Joe Thornton played through in four Stanley Cup playoff games. Thornton […]
The Globe and Mail Apr 24, 2017

Joe Thornton undergoes ACL surgery ahead of free agency

The veteran forward played with a torn MCL and ACL in his left knee in the final four games of the San Jose Sharks’ playoff series against Edmonton
CSN Bay Area Apr 24, 2017

Sharks' Marleau wants to return, but extension could be tricky

SAN JOSE Just like his longtime teammate and fellow pending unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau said on Monday that he would like to return to the Sharks next season.Yeah, it would benice. Well see if thats an option, Marleau said. A lot of time here before this decision needs to be made.When asked if there have been any talks yet about an extension, Marleau said: Not really, no. Marleau, who was actively exploring his options to leave the Sharks early in the 2015-16 season, would be eligible to sign with another team on July 1.
FOX Sports Apr 24, 2017

Sharks C Joe Thornton needs ACL surgery before free agency

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer.
FOX Sports Apr 24, 2017
Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Before Joe Thornton heads into an uncertain offseason where he could be a free agent and leave San Jose after nearly 12 years, he had more pressing business.

Sharks’ Thornton played with torn ACL, MCL

Hockey players are known for their toughness, but Sharks’ center Joe Thornton may have raised the bar for the rest of the NHL during his team’s first-round playoff series loss. Coach Peter DeBoer said Thornton played against the Edmonton Oilers with torn medial colateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee. Thornton missed the final three games of the regular season and the first two games of San Jose’s first-round series against Edmonton after injuring his knee at Vancouver on April 2.

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