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Shawn Thornton won’t pursue new appeal on ban

WILMINGTON — There were just 90 minutes left until his decision had to be finalized, and Shawn Thornton’s teammates were taking the ice at Ristuccia Arena. He needed to choose.

With time ticking down to the noon deadline on Tuesday, Thornton made the call, hitting the ice a few minutes after his teammates. After a mostly sleepless night spent weighing the possibilities, the rights and wrongs, the Bruins enforcer opted not to pursue a second appeal on his 15-game suspension handed down by Department of Player Safety chief Brendan Shanahan Dec. 14.

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