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Tim Thomas injures his ‘other’ groin

Per NHL.com's Alain Poupart, Tim Thomas seems to be suffering from Dominik Hasek syndrome (goalie returns after semi-retirement, deals with chronic injuries as he gets back into game shape):

Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas left Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an apparent lower-body injury and did not return.

Thomas left the ice with 2:59 remaining in the third period and the score tied 2-2. He was replaced by Jacob Markstrom, who was beaten twice in the shootout as the Blackhawks won 3-2.

Thomas went down to make a save and lay on his stomach in obvious discomfort. After the next whistle, he skated to the Florida bench, moved his leg to test it and showed obvious pain, at which time Markstrom replaced him.

Thomas was making his third start after missing four games with a groin injury he sustained during a 2-1 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8. Florida coach Kevin Dineen said after the game he had no update on Thomas' condition but that the injury Thomas sustained on Tuesday was not the same as the one he suffered in Philadelphia.

Here's NHL.com's video of the injury:

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Its All Hockey's avatar

injuries happen but if it’s because he’s “getting into game shape”, Isn’t he paid to be in game shape all the time!

Posted by Its All Hockey on 10/23/13 at 08:17 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

Clearly, Thomas made a mistake coming out of retirement. He obviously has lots of gold secretly buried in the Earth so I can’t imagine he needs the money.

Posted by Nathan from wasting perfect passes from my teammates on 10/23/13 at 08:45 AM ET

Its All Hockey's avatar

Now that was funny excaim

Posted by Its All Hockey on 10/23/13 at 09:00 AM ET


He has been pretty good in goal if he can work his groin into shape.

Posted by Puckbubba on 10/23/13 at 10:26 AM ET

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