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The team later announced Thomas suffered a lower-body injury and would not return to the game.
Thomas, who took a hiatus from hockey last year to spend more time with his family, joined the Panthers during training camp on a professional tryout before inking a one-year deal.
The 39-year-old former Conn Smythe Trophy winner has given up nine goals over three starts. He was yanked after allowing five in the Panthers' 7-0 shutout loss to the Blues Saturday night.
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