News: The Rangers have returned Christian Thomas to AHL Connecticut, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Christian Thomas was up for just one game -- recording two shots and three hits Saturday -- but he should be in line for another call-up at some point down the road when the Rangers need added depth up front.
News:Christian Thomas made his NHL debut against Montreal on Saturday. He played 12:46 and had two shots and three hits.
Analysis: He was not scheduled to play Saturday, but ended up dressing anyway. Christian Thomas had a slow start in the AHL this season, but had recently picked up his game with 10 points in his last 12 AHL games and seven in his last six. He's one of the Rangers' better prospects and he could provide a bit of an offensive spark to the struggling Rangers.
News:Christian Thomas was recalled by the Rangers on Saturday from AHL Connecticut.
Analysis:Christian Thomas won't be active for Saturday's game. In 52 games for the Whale, Thomas has 13 goals and 24 points.