Panthers Will Be Patient with Thomas

Tim_Thomas_2013While many are curious to see Tim Thomas play in an NHL contest for the first time in over 17 months, it sounds as though they’ll have to wait.

“I won’t be judging Tim Thomas on one look at an exhibition game,” Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen told the Florida Sun-Sentinel on Wednesday. “That certainly won’t be a make or break situation.

“Because of that I’m not going to be in any rush to get him in.”

Thomas, 39, joined the team on Monday and has participated in a pair of practices, reporting no setbacks.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports

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