Joe Thornton out again for Sharks

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San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton was hoping to be ready for the start of their first-round series against the Edmonton Oilers.

But after sitting out the Sharks’ come-from-behind Game 1 win on Wednesday, he will once again be out of the lineup for Game 2 on Friday night as he continues to cover from a knee injury.

Thornton took part in the morning skate earlier in the day but was not on the ice for pre-game warmups and will miss at least one more game.

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He has not played for the Sharks since April 2.

In 79 games this season he scored seven goals and was second on the team with 43 assists for the Sharks.

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