he's been a reasonable facsimile of a 3rd line winger in the NHL. In the AHL he should be a star.
I'd much rather have had him play top nine then Blunden these past few games but with Gionta back Hamilton will be good for him. He'll be back the next time there are injuries or if there's a trade. I think he'll be a pretty decent top-9er next season.
2012-13 should be interesting on RW though, 4-5 guys will be trying to establish their place in the pecking order: