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NHL players’ fines used to help others

On Jan. 11 in San Jose, Calif., the meter on Shawn Thornton’s forfeited salary stopped running.

Thornton, suspended for 15 games because of his Dec. 7 assault of Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik, returned to the Bruins’ lineup. The fourth-line enforcer resumed earning his $1.1 million annual salary.

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