Thornton to be evaluated Friday

Shawn Thornton, right, took the brunt of the damage in a fight with 6-foot-9, 270-pound John Scott. Cal Sport Media via AP Images

BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Shawn Thornton would be re-evaluated Friday after getting knocked out of Thursday's loss by Sabres enforcer John Scott.

Scott and Thornton dropped the gloves just 2:53 into the first period. Thornton took numerous fast and furious punches to the head from Scott and appeared to be dazed and wobbly as he headed to the penalty box. After serving his 5:00 major for fighting, Thornton immediately headed to the Bruins dressing room. He did not return.

Tyler Seguin said, "I saw him after and he looked OK. We know he is a tough guy and he did his job."