Goalie Tim Thomas, who sat out the 2012-2013 season, is expected to announce plans to return to the NHL in the near future, TSN reported.
Nothing is official at this point, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun noted a Tweet from Thomas agent, Bill Zito, which stated, "Tim Thomas has asked me to explore possible options for next season. We'll have no further comment at this time. Thanks."
It's unclear which teams might be interested in him. Thomas is 39 years old, and has not played in the NHL in more than a year. But he has won two Vezina Trophies, and he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the 2011 playoffs when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup.
He had a 2.36 goals-against average in 2011-2012 for the Bruins before opting not to play this past season.