Bruins Release Statement Regarding Thornton

BOSTON,
MA — The Bruins issued the following statements on Saturday, December
14 in regards to the NHL's decision to suspend Bruins forward Shawn
Thornton 15 games.

Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli's statement:

“We
respect the process including the ability to attend and present our
case in person. At this time, we will decline comment until the process
is complete and Shawn has exhausted all rights available to him.”

Shawn Thornton's statement:

“I
am aware of today's ruling by the NHL Department of Player Safety. I
will be consulting with the Bruins, my representation and the NHLPA
about next steps, and will be in a position to address the matter
publicly after speaking with those parties. Until then I will have no
further comment.”