Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/13/13
Some Bruins fans may have been wishing that the lockout would be just the rest that Tim Thomas needed, and that the veteran goalkeeper would be back for the B’s when the truncated seasons begins Jan. 19. That’s not the case, but Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli did have some good news when he chatted with the media Sunday morning as the Bruins prepare to finally play hockey. NESN’s Naoko Funayama reports that Chiarelli expects Thomas to be back and ready to play next year. Peter Chiarelli confirms Tim Thomas will not be coming to camp or playing this year. But says Thomas wants to play next season. #Bruins— Naoko Funayama (@NaokoFunayama) January 13, 2013 Click here for the full Bruins schedule for 2013>> Click here for the Bruins’ training camp schedule>> Click here for the NHL schedule for 2013>>

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