Tim Thomas is "comfortable" with the trade to the Islanders, according to Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.
The acquisition of Tim Thomas will only cost the New York Islanders a draft pick if he actually reports to them.
The New York Islanders have acquired Tim Thomas in exchange for a conditional second rounder in 2014 or 2015.
The Bruins will officially designate Tim Thomas a suspended player shortly this morning.
Tim Thomas has interest in returning to the NHL in 2013-14.
Boston Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed this morning that Tim Thomas will not be coming to camp or playing this year.
It appears that the lockout hasn't softened Tim Thomas' stance on taking a break from the game.
According to several sources, Tim Thomas sat in on one of the NHLPA's recent conference calls.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas made another political statement on his Facebook page on Thursday, supporting American sandwich chain Chick-fil-A.
Boston coach Claude Julien isn't shedding tears about the likely departure of goalie Tim Thomas from the Bruins.
Although the news has only recently become public, Tim Thomas apparently waived his no-trade clause at least a week ago.
Tim Thomas has agreed to waive his no-trade clause if the Boston Bruins want to trade him before July 1.
Look for the Boston Bruins to trade not-playing Tim Thomas to a low-spending team such as Colorado or the New York Islanders, The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons suggests.
Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said that according to Tim Thomas' agent, Bill Zito, nothing has changed with regard to his client's decision not to play in 2012-13.