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Ryan Merkley, D (Guelph)
Do you think Thornton will be able to make it a full season again? If not how badly will this hurt San Jose?
Yeah, I think he’ll make it, or close enough anyway. It’s tough at his age to say for sure, especially with that injury, but the guy’s been super durable during his career. Before last season, he’d played the most regular season games of anybody since the 2005-06 lockout. And let’s be honest here. At this point, the team isn’t built around Joe. It’s Couture and Pavelski and Burns and Vlasic. If he’s there, it’s great for them, but if he’s not, they’ll deal. He is a free agent, after all. I’m sure he’ll be back, but they could decide it’s time to move on. It would be understandable at his age.