Thompson underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday and will miss the 5-to-6 months. Thompson sustained this injury during his season debut at the top level Nov. 17, and upon further evaluation during the rehab process, the team decided surgery was the best route. The 2016 first-round pick (26th overall) is essentially ruled out for the rest of the season, but he should be ready for the 2020-21 campaign. The 22-year-old Thompson will be a restricted free agent in July.
Thompson (upper body) is at least a few weeks away from making a return, Bill Hoppe of the Buffalo Hockey Beat reports. Thompson was initially given a three-to-five week recovery timeline after being injured Nov. 17. We are nearly four weeks in, but coach Ralph Krueger says that Thompson is a few weeks away from his next assessment. He was injured in his season debut, and it looks like it will end up keeping him on the shelf for seven weeks if not longer.
Thompson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Considering Thompson is expected to be unavailable until mid-December, his designation for IR shouldn't come as a shock. The Sabres used the open spot under the 23-man roster limit to activate Zach Bogosian (hip). Once cleared to play, Thompson figures to find himself heading back to AHL Rochester.
Thompson suffered an upper-body injury against Chicago on Sunday that will keep him sidelined 3-to-5 weeks. Thompson was making his 2019-20 NHL debut Sunday and lasted just 6:59 before getting hurt. The Sabres are desperately thin at forward due to a bevy of injuries, which could open the door for Jean-Sebastien Dea or Andrew Oglevie to earn a promotion to the big club. Once cleared to play, Thompson will likely head back down to the minors.
The Sabres recalled Thompson from AHL Rochester on Sunday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Thompson will draw in for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks since Johan Larsson (upper body) and Kyle Okposo (undisclosed) are on the shelf. This will be the 22-year-old's first NHL game of the season after he marked 12 points and a minus-22 rating with the Sabres last year.
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