Thompson (achilles) should be ready to go for Tuesday's outing against Colorado. Thompson will be making his long awaited 2016-17 debut if he does suit up as expected. During the center's brief conditioning stint with AHL San Diego, he appeared in three contests and registered one helper, six shots on goal, and two PIM. Fantasy owners may want to temper expectations given how long it has been since the 32-year-old last was on the ice for Anaheim.
Thompson (Achilles) has returned from his conditioning stint and was on the ice for practice Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Thompson was sent on the conditioning stint last Tuesday, allowing him to continue practicing during the All-Star break. He's now back with the NHL club and could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday against the Avalanche if he's ready. More of a timeline on Thompson should surface when he's ready to return, but he's no longer listed on injured reserve.
Thompson (Achilles) was sent to AHL San Diego on a long-term injury conditioning loan Tuesday. With this assignment, it appears that Thompson is just about ready to return to game action, though the phrase "long-term" indicates that it could still be a while before the veteran pivot is ready to return to the Ducks' lineup. Considering he's never topped 15:05 of average ice time or 25 points in a season, Thompson shouldn't be on fantasy rosters in most formats even when healthy.
Thompson (Achilles) skated before practice Monday and is making progress toward a return, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Stephens' framing of Thompson's presence on the ice suggests that he's still got some time ahead of him before returning, but skating at least represents some progress. Considering he tallied just 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) while firing just 87 shots last season, Thompson isn't considered a high-value target in the majority of fantasy leagues, but his eventual return should provide some depth to the Ducks' forward lines.
Thompson (Achilles) will start the 2016-17 season on injured reserve, the Los Angeles Times reports. Thompson has scored 0.21 points per game during his nine-year career and owns very little fantasy value. He projects to return to a fourth-line role once healthy and contribute mainly in the penalty minute and hits columns
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