Thompson had three hits and four blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Flyers. While Thompson only has three points on the season, he's now up to 46 hits and 21 blocked shots in 24 outings this season. The fourth-line center will continue to log consistent minutes throughout the season and be a bruiser out on the ice.
Thompson has served his three-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Carolina's Justin Faulk, and is eligible to return to action Tuesday against the Rangers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Thompson made his season debut on Dec. 2 after missing the Ducks' first 25 games while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. The 31-year-old grinder suited up for just four games before his illegal hit to Faulk's head, tallying two assists and three shots on goal in those contests. Assuming he's not in head coach Bruce Boudreau's doghouse, Thompson will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday against the Rangers.
Thompson has been suspended three games for an illegal hit to the head, Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press reports. Thompson was tossed in the first period of Friday's contest against the Hurricanes after the elbow to the head of Justin Faulk, and he'll now miss the next three games barring an appeal. The 31-year-old is slated to be eligible to return for next Tuesday's tilt against the Rangers.
Thompson (shoulder) will play in Wednesday's game against the Lightning, Curtis Zupke of the LA Times reports. Thompson is set for his season debut Wednesday after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. He will slot in on the Ducks' fourth line with Mike Santorelli and Chris Stewart.
Thompson will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt against the Lightning, NHL.com's Abbey Mastracco reports. Thompson was reportedly "grinning from ear-to-ear" when telling reporters he was a game-time decision Wednesday, indicating he might be closer to probable than questionable. If he's able to go, Wednesday would represent the 31-year-old grinder's season debut, as Thompson has been out since undergoing shoulder surgery to repair two labral tears in June. Thompson will likely slot in as a bottom-six forward upon his return to game action.
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