Thomas staying with the Bruins long-term



According to Hall of Fame writer Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has agreed to a multi-year contract extension that will keep him in the Hub for either three or four more years.

The story was initially broken by John Buccigross of ESPN.

According to Dupont, the contract will pay Thomas similar to New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur, who makes $5.2 million. Thomas had been scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Dupont writes that the Bruins will announce the deal later today.

MK: Dupont explains that the Bruins did this now to get it on the books before Thomas’ 35th birthday so they have flexibility going forward. But I’m still shocked that they’re risking hurting Manny Fernandez’s feelings. Fernandez is headed for UFA status this summer.

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