Tim Thomas Returns To Boston, Won’t Be Playing

Tim_Thomas_Panthers_2013Tim Thomas is back in Boston, but not in a playing capacity.

That was the story at TD Garden on Thursday as the Panthers prepped to face the Bruins — Thomas, who led the Bruins to the 2011 Stanley Cup, took the optional morning skate before Florida head coach Kevin Dineen said the 39-year-old wouldn’t play in this evening’s affair.

Thomas is currently on IR, but is eligible to be activated.

Also, according to various reporters in Boston, Panthers PR confirmed Thomas wouldn’t be speaking to the media.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk