Bruins make Thornton deal official

Thornton

BOSTON — The Bruins this evening officially announced the signing of Shawn Thornton, which Bob McKenzie of TSN announced over the weekend.

Thornton gets a two-year deal worth a reported $1.1 million per season. He is the first of the famed “Merlot Line” to forgo unrestricted free agency. Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell are also up for free agency after this season.

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