The Tim Thomas mill started spinning again a couple of days ago as we were reminded that the veteran goalie was indeed still looking for a spot on the NHL and as camp approached interest was picking up.

How much interest wasn't clear. The Florida Panthers were one team looking into him but that's all that's been really known. The Panthers sent Thomas an invitation to camp and are still awaiting word.

Perhaps it's because Thomas has some other options as well. Here's how his agent Markus Lehto put it to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch while saying the Blue Jackets aren't in the running: