• Panthers Assign Thomas To AHL San Antonio

    News: The Panthers assigned Bill Thomas to AHL San Antonio after he cleared waivers Saturday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
    Analysis: Bill Thomas recorded just one point (a goal) in seven games with the Panthers, but he did have 17 points in 25 games with San Antonio before being called up. Thomas will garner consideration next time the team needs a forward if he continues playing well with his AHL squad.
  • Panthers Bring Up Thomas

    News: The Panthers brought up Bill Thomas from AHL San Antonio on Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
    Analysis: Bill Thomas was not signed to an NHL contract this offseason, but the Panthers upgraded his deal and recalled him after watching him pile up 17 points (9G, 8A) in 25 games with San Antonio. Thomas will jump right into the lineup Tuesday, likely as a fourth-line winger.
  • Journeyman Thomas Powers Panthers

    News: Thomas scored the Panthers' only goal in Saturday's shutout win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: He's a journeyman winger who has played just 80 games over five seasons post-lockout. His value will always be higher on the ice than in the fantasy arena.
  • Panthers Send Thomas to AHL

    News: The Panthers sent Thomas to AHL Rochester on Sunday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
    Analysis: The Panthers were originally expected to bring Thomas back up before Tuesday's game, but that no longer appears to be the case. Coach Pete DeBoer essentially said Thomas didn't bring any fresh energy to the team last week.
  • Panthers Recall Thomas

    News: Thomas has been recalled by the Panthers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
    Analysis: Thomas has not recorded a point in his last five games with the big club, but prior to that he managed five points in 11 games with Florida.
  • Panthers Recall Thomas

    News: Thomas has been recalled, reports Harvey Fialkov of the Florida Sun Sentinel.
    Analysis: In December, Thomas was getting nearly 10 minutes per game and notched five points. He probably won't do much more than that in this stint, if it lasts that long.
  • Florida Recalls Thomas

    News: Florida recalled Thomas on Wednesday, FloridaPanthers.com reports.
    Analysis: Thomas hasn't appeared in the NHL since December 28th, but he did fairly well when he was there. Playing generally in the 10-minute range, he posted five points (two goals) and skated to a plus-2 rating through 13 games.
  • Panthers Place Thomas on Waivers

    News: The Panthers placed Thomas on waivers Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
    Analysis: Thomas picked up five points in 12 games with the Panthers, but he will head back to the minors with several of the team's regular forwards nearing a return.
  • Panthers Recall Thomas

    News: The Panthers have recalled Thomas from the AHL for Saturday's game, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
    Analysis: The past week hasn't been kind to the Panthers in terms of injuries. With Rostislav Olesz suffering a broken finger, Michael Frolik losing some teeth, and Darcy Hordichuk receving stitches, the Panthers called up right winger Thomas from the AHL for Saturday's game. In 18 games with the Amerks, Thomas has seven goals and 10 assists and has been especially hot down the stretch.
  • AHL Amerks to Shift Thomas to Center

    News: The Amerks plan to shift Thomas to center in the wake of Michael Nylander's season-ending injury, the Democrat and Chronicle reports.
    Analysis: Thomas will temporarily make the switch as the Amerks look to replace Nylander's production. In seven games this season at right wing, Thomas has one goal and one assist.