Goalie Tim Thomas reportedly talking to teams about return
Free-agent goalie Tim Thomas reportedly is in discussions with several unspecified NHL teams about making a return to the league.
ESPN’s Craig Custance first tweeted Tuesday on Thomas’ talks. News 1130 later tweeted details from Thomas’ agent, Markus Lehto.
Lehto reportedly confirmed that Thomas is talking to several teams, had no comment on whether the Canucks are among those teams and stipulated that the 39-year-old wants to be a No. 1 goalie — not a backup.
The two-time Vezina Trophy winner and 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy pick for his play during the Bruins’ Stanley Cup title run, took last season off. He announced his decision to focus on ‘friends, family and faith” via Facebook. In February, his contract was traded by the Bruins to the Islanders in a salary cap-saving deal.
Thomas reportedly decided to return to the NHL in July.
Tim Thomas closing in on a decision. Possibly today. Discussions continue with multiple teams.—
Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) September 10, 2013
Tim Thomas's agent Markus Lehto says his cleint won't sign today. Says he's having several discussions with teams.—
News1130 Sports (@News1130Sports) September 10, 2013