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Sources: Thomas will return to Boston

Updated: April 3, 2009, 2:25 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Vezina-candidate Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins have agreed to a contract extension, team sources told ESPN's John Buccigross Thursday.

The Flint, Mich., native is having a breakout season as Boston's starting goalie. Entering play Thursday night, Thomas was 32-11-7 for the East-leading Bruins. Thomas leads the league in goals-against (2.13) and save percentage (93.1) and made his first NHL All-Star appearance in February.

Boston is expected to announce the deal Saturday.

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