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."