"Thomas, 28, returns to the Rampage after completing the 2010-11 season with the Florida Panthers and Rochester Americans. He appeared in 53 games with the Americans posting 16 goals and 20 assists and skated in 24 games with the Panthers contributing four goals and three assists."
From the D&C's KevinO:
"Jacques Martin agreed that player development is enhanced in a winning environment," Staats said. "I firmly believe that if Jacques Martin had not left Florida (...) we would probably have been talking about renegotiating (with the Panthers).
"We had the same philosophy. Jacques Martin’s approach to the partnership in Rochester was a much different approach than the approach of his successors (Tallon and his assistant, Mike Santos)."
Way to keep it classy until after the divorce has been finalized.
After the "goalie of the future" went down with a knee Injury, Amerks backup, Tyler Plante stepped into the starting role and has performed admirably. In fact, because of Plante's fantastic play, Rochester now sits 6 points back of a playoff spot.
This one hurts; first McCabe and now Kuli (ribs), who's turned it on in a big way recently with five points (2 goals) in his past three games. And be sure to scroll down at the link for more Amerks fun.