Panthers’ Thomas Recovering From Groin Injury

Panthers_Tim_Thomas_2013TAMPA — Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas said he immediately began “aggressive treatment” on his strained groin and the injury felt better Wednesday morning than it did when he was hurt Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Neither Thomas nor the Panthers think Thomas’ injury is anything long term and he wasn’t put on the injured list — at least not yet. The Panthers can always place Thomas on the IR retroactively if he has any setbacks. Thomas said he hasn’t had a groin injury since the 2006-07 season.

“It’s already feeling better. I’m happy with the way things it’s progressing,” Thomas said after sitting out Wednesday’s practice. “You don’t want to go too far in projecting [a return] with these kind of injuries.

Source: George Richards, Miami Herald