Earlier tonight the New York Islanders made another trade to acquire a proven stud goaltender that has decided to “sit this one out”. Two seasons ago it was former San Jose Sharks netminder Evgeni Nabokov, who flat-out refused to play for them, and this year its former Conn Smythe winner, Tim Thomas.
According to ESPN.com, even though Thomas has said he will not be playing this year, he will help the Islanders low-post game and rebounding in the future. Huh?
Thanks to @FlyersNation, they were able to get a screen grab of the ESPN.com article that was reporting the story.