5 years ago

Tim Thomas is "comfortable" with the trade to the Islanders, according to Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.

Thomas is still expected to sit out the season, and though there are rumors that indicate he'd only return to the NHL with the Bruins, he'll have to change his tune there if he does play hockey again, which Chiarelli says he's "contemplating." "I spoke with Tim to make him aware of this trade and he understood. He knew that this was the type of thing that I had talked to him about earlier on in the summer and in the fall, that this could happen," said Chiarelli. "He was comfortable with it and he sounded quite at peace with himself. [It was a] brief conversation, but I just wanted to talk a little bit about Tim because he was an important member of this team."