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First day for Thomas

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  September 7, 2010 10:55 AM

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As part of his recovery from offseason hip surgery, Tim Thomas made his first appearance on the Ristuccia Arena ice this morning and took some shots during goaltending coach Bob Essensa's camp.

"It was a little bit of an opportunity to get out there and get skating," Essensa said. "Today was actually his first day on the ice since his surgery. So it's nice for him to get an opportunity to get out here and try some things out. He's tweaked with some of his equipment to allow for greater range of motion and flexibility. So it's a nice chance for him to get a little bit of a step in the right direction going into camp."

Essensa said Thomas looked fine this morning. He said it will be up to Claude Julien to determine how much game action Thomas will see in the preseason.

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