Thursday, February 7, 2013
Thomas joins Islanders
By Victoria Matiash
It seems goaltender Tim Thomas is no longer a member of the Boston Bruins.
Newsday's Arthur Staple confirms the New York Islanders have acquired Thomas from the Bruins as means of reaching the salary cap floor.
"... Reports out there are correct: #Isles have acquired G Tim Thomas for a conditional 2nd-rounder in either 2014 or 2015 ... Move is cap-related -- #Isles needed to be over the floor by tomorrow, needed insurance against not being cap compliant the entire season ..."
On hiatus this season, Thomas has one year ($3 million, salary cap hit: $5 million) left on his current contract.