Sunrise, FL, United States (4E Sports) – In his quest to return to the NHL, goaltender Tim Thomas has agreed to a camp tryout with the Florida Panthers.
A source said the Panthers are still ironing out the deal with the 41-year-old Thomas, the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP who took last season off from the NHL.
The two-time Vezina Trophy winner announced via his representation in early July that he was going to explore the market for a possible comeback.
However, Thomas wasn’t flooded with offers this offseason, as clubs have been concerned about the netminder taking a year away from hockey at his age.
Jacob Markstrom took over as Florida’s starter last season and is viewed as the franchise’s goalie of the future.
However, the Panthers want to add some experience in net. Veteran journeyman backup Scott Clemmensen is also on Florida’s roster.