Tim Thomas traded to Islanders

Updated: February 7, 2013, 9:44 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders have acquired goaltender Tim Thomas in a trade with the Boston Bruins, the teams said.

Thomas, 38, led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2011 but has not played this season.

The Bruins acquired a conditional second-round pick in 2014 or '15 in the deal.

The move is believed to be purely a cap-related transaction. While the Bruins receive cap space from clearing the last year of Thomas' four-year, $20 million contract from ...

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