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Tim Thomas skips White House based on political beliefs, will make statement via Facebook

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas [1] was a notable absence at the White House Monday when President Obama honored the Stanley Cup [2] Champions. According to the Boston Globe, Thomas chose not to attend based on political beliefs but will not be suspended by the team.

‘€œEverybody has their own opinions and political beliefs and he chose not to join us,” B’s president Cam Neely [3] told ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald [4].

Thomas, a known fan of conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, won both the Vezina and Conn Smyth last season, breaking the single-season record for save percentage and leading the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup victory in 39 years.

Thomas will address the situation on Facebook at 6 p.m.