Bruins bring back goaltender Thomas

The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with goaltender Tim Thomas on a one-year contract. Thomas was an unrestricted free agent and will join the Bruins in training camp on Friday.

“Tim is a solid, dependable goaltender who gives us some depth at that position,” said Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell.

Thomas, 31, played for the Providence Bruins in 2003-04, posting a record of 20-16-6 and ranking among the AHL leaders with a 1.84 goals-against average (third), .941 save percentage (second) and nine shutouts (T-third).

The 5-foot-11, 181-pound native of Flint, Mich., played last season in Finland, where he led the league in games, wins, GAA and shutouts for Jokerit Helsinki and earned league MVP honors.

Thomas has appeared in 93 career AHL games with Providence and Hamilton, going 44-36-11 with 10 shutouts.

He made his NHL debut with Boston in 2002-03, posting a mark of 3-1-0 in four outings.