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Bruins’ Shawn Thornton hit with a 15-game ban

VANCOUVER — The NHL on Saturday suspended Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton 15 games for his attack on Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik one week earlier in a game that resulted in the concussions of two players and the suspension of one other player.

It is the longest regular-season suspension given out by NHL senior vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan in his three years on the job.

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