He'll play under 5 min. in limited ice time and be a non factor. No difference if it was Nattinen or Leblanc or Blunden or Holland or Dumont etc.
We have really, REALLY crappy forward options in Hamilton and the only reason they get called up is to fill in 5 min. to rest the other players sporadically. This is not a call up to give him a shot at proving himself.
Habs are just riding another horse on the carrossel of futility of prospects who will never take a regualr shift at the NHL level. Sad but true.
I can only see Thomas replacing a small guy on one of the first three lines. If the Habs need fourth line fodder, Tarnasky or Blunden would be far better choices.
Unlike most posters here, I have not written Thomas off. Guys with his release are rather rare in our organization. Thomas has been plagued by injury all season long. Let him get healthy and see what he can really do.