Thornton ready, Thomas in net

Thornton ready, Thomas in net
February 23, 2012, 1:32 am
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ST. LOUIS, MO To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Shawn Thornton is going to give it a go tonight.

Thornton missed Wednesday mornings skate at the Scottrade Center with flu-like symptoms, but he was taking his regular turn on the Bs Merlot Line during pre-game warm-ups. It also appears that rookie Carter Camper will get his first NHL start after getting recalled to the big leagues for the first time two days ago, and putting a few practices with his new teammates under his belt.

Tim Thomas was the first goaltender onto the ice for pre-game warm-ups and hell get the start opposite Brian Elliott in a battle of top-notch goaltenders. Thomas has played in seven of Bostons last eight games including the relief appearance in the Buffalo blowout loss two weeks ago.

Here are the projected lines for the Bs:

Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Kelly-Krejci
Pouliot-Camper-Caron
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Corvo
Ference-McQuaid

Thomas