5 years ago

The acquisition of Tim Thomas will only cost the New York Islanders a draft pick if he actually reports to them.

In other words, if Thomas doesn't play, the Islanders don't have to give up a second rounder. The question now is if the Islanders will toll his contract in the hope that he decides to play in the 2013-14 campaign. As it is, the odds of Thomas returning this season are slim to none.