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Shawn Thornton gets 40 stitches to face

Updated: March 30, 2011, 4:40 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton received more than 40 stitches to close a nasty cut above his right eye after he was hit by the skate blade of Chicago Blackhawks forward Fernando Pisani in the second period of Boston's 3-0 win Tuesday night at TD Garden.

"I'm fine," Thornton said after the game. "I guess I was lucky. It could have been worse. It could have been on the eye. No headache, no concussion, no nothing. It was just throbbing a little bit from getting stitches, ...

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