Published June 04, 2010
The team announced the deal Friday, but did not release financial terms.
The 32-year-old Thornton had a goal, nine assists and a career-high 141 penalty minutes in 74 games in 2009-10, his third season with the Bruins. He could have become a free agent on July 1.
Thornton's 21 fighting majors led the team and tied for fifth in the NHL.