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Panthers Bring Goalie Tim Thomas In For Tryout

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins makes a save against the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The last time Tim Thomas was making news for an National Hockey League team, he was helping lead the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup. Now, Thomas is in Sunrise on a tryout deal with the Florida Panthers.

General manager Dale Tallon offered Thomas a tryout last week and it was accepted Monday the team announced. Thomas is likely to make the team as Florida needs quality goalies to add to youngster Jacob Markstrom.

Over eight NHL seasons, Thomas stopped over 92 percent of the shots he faced and had a goals-against average of 2.48.

Thomas surprised most hockey fans and executives by sitting out the 2012 season after winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. If he is still close to his old self, he represents a big upgrade to the team’s depth at goalie.

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