Thornton

Thornton

BOSTON — With Ottawa in town to face the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden tonight, obviously there was a lot of talk around the dressing room of Senators winger Jarkko Ruutu, currently on an NHL-mandated two-day vacation because he bit Buffalo’s Andrew Peters.

Who better to ask about the incident than Boston tough guy Shawn Thornton? But Thornton had not yet seen the video of the bite so he couldn’t specifically comment on it. But then he answered the real question everyone wanted the answer to:

“I’ve never been bit, thank God. Not on the ice.”

There you have it. Hopefully for Thornton, it’ll stay that way.