June 6th, 2011 by

Lineup changes coming?

Photo: Bridget Samuels/Ikeastan Hockey Shawn Thornton could see the ice after being a healthy scratch since Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

BOSTON — According to Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet, a team source has indicated that enforcer Shawn Thornton could be suiting up for the Bruins against the Canucks tonight during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals at the TD Garden. Thronton has not seen game action since Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa and has been a healthy scratch since.

With the league not suspending Alex Burrows — who scored the game-winner exactly 11 seconds into overtime Saturday night — for biting Patrice Bergeron during Game 1, and Maxim Lapierre’s taunt towards Bergeron in Game 2, it would be logical to put a guy like Thornton in regarding the circumstances. The Canucks have also been the more physical team during the series and Thornton’s presence could help the Bruins throw their weight around a little more.

That said, head coach Claude Julien still has a decision to make on who to sit — leading candidates are Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin. All 23 players will skate during warmups, but a decision won’t be made until game-time.

“You’ll see all 23 guys out there on the ice and we’ll make some decisions after the warmup,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien after the morning skate.

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