|Posted on April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM|
Goaltender Tim Thomas may not retire as a member of the Boston Bruins following the 2012-13 season. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal suggests the Bruins could try to shop the veteran this summer.
"... Is it possible that Tim Thomas could be available next summer too if the Bruins go out in round one and they don't want to pay his $5 million. They do have Tuukka Rask waiting in the wings ..."
According to CapGeek.com, Thomas' no-movement/no-trade clause expires July 1st. With plans to re-sign Rask (RFA) to a long-term deal, and Anton Khudobin locked in for another year, there's little doubt the Bruins would love to save the $5 million in cap space next season. If other NHL teams are interested in trading for Thomas, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli is at least expected to keep an open mind. A mid-season deal before the 2012-13 trade deadline could also be a possibility.
Source: ESPN Insider
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