January 03, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Jose center Joe Thornton had his streak of 319 consecutive games played snapped when he sat out the Sharks' game against St. Louis because of an upper-body injury.

Thornton was scratched Saturday night and missed his first game since Nov. 11, 2010, when he served the second game of a suspension for an illegal hit. Thornton last missed a game because of injury on April 2, 2010. He missed three games late that season with a lower-body injury.

Thornton was injured Wednesday night on a hit by Anaheim defenseman Clayton Stoner.

Thornton has nine goals, 24 assists and a team-high 33 points this season.

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