File under: Say It Ain't So, Shawn.
Former Bruins tough guy and fan favorite Shawn Thornton popped in on the B's informal practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington today. And adding insult to injury, he was rocking a Florida Panthers jersey.
The 37-year-old Thornton -- who signed with the Panthers earlier this year -- hasn't left to join his new team yet, so he took the opportunity to skate with a small group of Bruins players this morning.
The internet has the highlights:
Thornton in his new colors. pic.twitter.com/i4HE0z5sdj— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) September 2, 2014
One more of Thornton in his new sweater. pic.twitter.com/oZZqYJnPHW— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) September 2, 2014
Regarding those who should still wearing the Black and Gold this season, Patrice Bergeron led a group of Bruins through the informal practice session that included: Tuukka Rask, Adam McQuaid, Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille, Dennis Seidenberg, Brian Ferlin, Bobby Robins, Justin Florek, David Pastrnak, David Warsofsky, and Zach Trotman.
Hal Gill and Keith Yandle were also among the outsiders who joined in today's casual skate. Training camp officially opens for the Bruins on Sept. 19.