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According to CBC's Elliotte Friedman, goalie Tim Thomas is considering a comeback to hockey next season. Friedman mentioned the possibility on CBC's Hot Stove intermission report during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Friedman said that according to Thomas's agent nothing has changed to indicate Thomas would come back, although other sources tell him that Thomas is considering playing either in the NHL or europe next season.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Islanders do not have the rights to Tim Thomas as they are not tolling his contract for another season.

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The Islanders acquired Tim Thomas yesterday, but not exactly to play hockey. As far as GM Garth Snow knows, Thomas is still at home in Colorado and not skating. Thomas was acquired for a conditional 2nd round pick; if Thomas ever plays for the Islanders or the Islanders trade him, Boston gets the pick. If he hangs out in the Rocky Mountains and the Islanders let his contract expire, the Islanders don't lose a thing.

Yesterday, GM Garth Snow told Arthur Staple the move was about "roster flexibility."

This is the NHL we're in now, where for some teams clearing cap space has a value and for others hitting the cap floor has a value. Enter the Bruins and the Islanders, each at one side of that spectrum. Neither team really gave anything up in this deal unless Thomas moves to the ice or another team, but both gained something.

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Update, 7:30pm: Katie Strang tweets: "Snow said that, to his knowledge, Thomas is still in Colorado and has not been skating"--

The Islanders have acquired Tim Thomas from the Bruins for a conditional second rounder in 2014 or 2015.

The Bruins suspended Thomas because he did not want to play this season.

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