Thornton unsure if he'll play in playoffs

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Joe Thornton couldn't say
whether he will be able to play in the season finale on Sunday -- or
the NHL playoffs, for that matter.

Speaking to reporters in the Bruins locker room after Boston
lost to New Jersey 5-2 without him on Saturday, Thornton refused to
give any information about his injury except to repeat the team's
official line of "upper body injury.''

"It's pretty much the same as it was on Thursday," he said.
"[I'm] a little concerned. Obviously, you want to go into the
playoffs healthy."

Thornton said he would continue to ice the injury and test it
Sunday before the Bruins play the Devils again. The game could
determine whether Boston opens the first round at home or on the

Thornton left Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals
after taking a slash to his right wrist and falling hard on the
ice. Various reports have said Thornton's injury is to his wrist or
his ribs.

Pressed on whether his arms are part of his upper body, Thornton
said, "Anything from my waist up is my upper body."