February 5, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) stands on the ice against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Thomas Trade: Boston Bruins Ship Goalie to New York Islanders

The Boston Bruins have traded goalie Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders, multiple reports indicate. In return for Thomas, the Bruins will receive a conditional second-rounder in either 2014 or 2015. The trade was first reported by HockeyBuzz.com.

New York made the move for Thomas because of cap related issues:

As is often the case with the Islanders, the deal is salary-cap related. They had to reach the salary floor by tomorrow, and acquiring Thomas gets them there.

Thomas was a key part of the Bruins Stanley Cup run in 2011 and was considered to be the best goalie in the game, but things have gone south recently. Hopefully for Thomas and the Islanders, a fresh start will be just what the doctor ordered and both sides will benefit from the move.

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