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He did not return. He surrendered two goals in the first 7:31 of play and the Panthers lost 2-1.
Thomas, who took a hiatus from hockey last year to spend more time with his family, joined the Panthers during training camp on a professional tryout before inking a one-year deal.
The 39-year-old former Conn Smythe Trophy winner has given up nine goals in three starts. He was yanked after allowing five in the Panthers' 7-0 shutout loss to the Blues Saturday night.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas left Tuesday's game against the Flyers in the first period with a pulled groin.