general manager Dale Tallon
told reporters Monday that goaltender Tim Thomas
will be on the ice for training camp Tuesday after joining the team on a professional tryout.
The 39-year-old goaltender passed his physical Monday.
"He's a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, a Conn Smythe Trophy winner," Tallon told reporters. "We need goaltending. We need somebody to help us get to where we need to get to. Right now it's Tim Thomas
. He's going to get an opportunity."
Thomas, 39, was named the League's top goalie in 2009 and 2011. He backstopped the Boston Bruins
to the 2011 Stanley Cup, and along the way became the second goalie in NHL history to win the Vezina, Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup in the same season.