Gary Bettman upholds Thornton's 15-game suspension
The NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman have decided to deny Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton's appeal on his 15-game suspension. Thornton may now go to an independant arbitrator if he sees fit.
NHL announces Gary Bettman upholds 15-game suspension for Shawn Thornton. Player has one week to appeal to neutral arbitrator— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 24, 2013