Still, he’s making himself valuable enough to keep around and help the team out of the cellar for the first time in a couple years, which has to be worth something.
Original story: 2/20-11
In the following campaign his time was mostly spent up in the show aside from 4 contests with the farm team and he would skate a new high 31 games but also spent much time as a healthy scratch.
The one-time Tampa Bay Lightning 7th round pick in the 2003 draft (#227 overall) would return to Norfolk Admirals for 2012/2013, where he played for much of his 2nd and 3rd years on a pto as the big league squabbled with a lockout.
He was with them until the end of the season, appearing in 11 games with a goal and 4 fights to his credit and ended up signing a 2-year extension a couple of weeks after coming to the team.
During the 2013/2014 it was his first complete run in the NHL but once again he spent more time on the sidelines than he did on the ice but did reach another new level for games played with 34 and struck for a new record 2 goals.
He wouldn’t get so lucky in the second year of his deal as he would stay with affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms for the entirety of 2014/2015.