Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas still intends to skip this season, but Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Sunday that Thomas wants to return in 2013-14.
Chiarelli said that the two-time Vezina Trophy winner won't be in training camp or play this season.
Thomas, 38, is signed through this season. He announced in June on his Facebook page that he planned to sit out 2012-13 to spend with his family in Colorado. The Bruins won't be responsible for Thomas' $5 million salary, but will receive his $5 million hit to their salary cap.
"We'll end up suspending him," Chiarelli told reporters. "He will be on our cap unless I trade him."