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Tim Thomas close to a return to the NHL

Ex-Bruins goalie will be free agent

After a yearlong sabbatical, former Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is contemplating a return to the NHL.

His agent, Bill Zito, confirmed Monday night that Thomas asked him to explore what teams might be interested . Zito stressed Thomas is simply assessing his options before determining whether he'll return to play.

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