Thompson (ankle) was inked by the Senators to a two-year, $3.3 million contract, Sens Communications reports. Thompson spent each of the last three campaigns dressing for the Ducks, but didn't turn that time into a much offensive production. The big-bodied forward specializes in delivering hits, supplying 204 of them during his first year in Anaheim. It's unlikely he will gain fantasy relevance by shifting to Ottawa, but he continues to find work for his efforts. Thompson played through a broken ankle late in the Ducks' playoff run, but he still managed six points in 17 playoff contests and will likely be ready for training camp.
Thompson continued to play during the Ducks' playoff run despite a hairline fracture in his ankle. It's likely that Thompson suffered the injury late in the second-round series against Edmonton after he missed a practice prior to Game 7, but the injury was apparently not deemed severe enough to hold him out of game action. The 32-year-old finished the postseason with two goals and four assists in 17 contests. While there are no guarantees at this point, hairline fractures tend to have short recovery times, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Thompson ready to go once training camp opens in the fall.
Thompson (undisclosed) will be available for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Despite missing Tuesday's practice, and Sam Carrick being called up from AHL San Diego, Thompson will play through his undisclosed injury in the decisive Game 7. Over the first six games of the series, the 32-year-old has averaged just 9:45 on the ice and will likely see around that same total Wednesday.
Thompson is believed to be injured, based on his missing Tuesday's skate and the Ducks calling up Sam Carrick from AHL San Diego, the Orange County Register reports. The Ducks have been vague about Thompson's ailment, but that's typical with the team about to embark on Game 7 of the conference semifinals. We can't see more than a fraction of fantasy players counting on Thompson anyway; he's had some random offensive outbursts in these playoffs, but the veteran grinder has gone without a point in the current series.
Thompson scored a first-period goal during Wednesday's Game 4 win over Calgary. The veteran received a promotion during Game 3 and responded with three points. Thompson spent the majority of Wednesday's game centering Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry, which is a cushy fantasy gig. If that trio sticks together to start Round 2, Thompson will be a potential low-priced flier for daily contests.
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