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Sabres' Tage Thompson: Inks seven-year extension
Thompson signed a seven-year, $50 million contract extension with the Sabres on Tuesday.
Thompson's new deal will keep him in Buffalo for the rest of this decade, as he has one year remaining on his previous contract. The 24-year-old was able to get the long-term deal done after a breakout 2021-22, which saw him rack up 38 goals and 30 assists in 78 games. He's now locked in as a major part of the Sabres' core, which should all but guarantee him a top-six role for years to come.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Stays hot against Isles
Thompson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Islanders.
The 24-year-old breakout star isn't slowing down with the Sabres long eliminated from the playoffs. Thompson has multiple points in three straight games and an active six-game point streak, and with two contests remaining on the schedule he sits three goals shy of 40 for the season, and three points short of 70.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Extends point streak to five
Thompson had two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over New Jersey.
Thompson helped the Sabres pull away down the stretch, assisting on goals by Owen Power and Jeff Skinner as Buffalo's lead grew from 3-2 to 5-2. Power's goal was the first of the defenseman's young career. Thompson has seven points in his last five games and 65 on the season, as he's emerged as a player to build around for Buffalo up front along with Power and Rasmus Dahlin on defense.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Two more goals give him 36
Thompson scored two goals on four shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Thompson, who's working on a four-game point streak, potted Buffalo's final two goals. His first tally put the Sabres up 4-2 in the second period and turned into the game-winner when the Flyers got one back in the third. Thompson proceeded to restore the two-goal advantage with an empty-netter in the final minute, raising his season goal total to 36.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Keeps piling up points
Thompson totaled a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.
Thompson opened the scoring 3:49 into the first and helped Alex Tuch make it 2-0 just 2:36 later, but it was all Carolina after that. With four goals and two assists during his current four-game point streak, Thompson has raised his career-high totals to 32 goals and 57 points. The growth in his game has been remarkable considering Thompson entered the season with just 35 points through 145 games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Reaches 30-goal plateau
Thompson scored two goals in Friday's 4-3 win over the Pedators.
Both tallies came back-to-back in the first period as Thompson helped the Sabres grab a 3-1 lead. The breakout star is hot once again, scoring seven goals and 11 points over the last 10 games, and the surge has given the 24-year-old his first career 30-goal campaign -- not bad for a player who came into the season with only 18 goals in 145 NHL games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Completes comeback Monday
Thompson scored a power-play goal on three shots and added an assist in Monday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.
Thompson's tally with 12 seconds left in the third period held up as the game-winner in a contest that saw the Sabres overcome a four-goal deficit. He also helped out on a Vinnie Hinostroza goal. Thompson's bounced back well with five goals and four assists in his last eight outings. He crossed the 50-point mark Monday -- the 24-year-old has 28 goals, 23 helpers, 212 shots on net, 52 hits and a minus-14 rating in 63 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Pots pair in shootout win
Thompson scored two goals on five shots in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Penguins.
Not only did Thompson beat Casey DeSmith twice in regulation, but he did so again in the shootout. The 6-foot-7 center has four goals in his last five games and 27 through 60 games this season. Thompson had just 18 goals in 145 games before this year. If the NHL had a Most Improved Player Award, Thompson would be a leading candidate.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Generates assist in overtime win
Thompson notched an assist and five shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Canucks.
Thompson made an impact in overtime for the second straight game, earning the secondary helper on Rasmus Dahlin's game-winner Sunday. With four points in his last four games, Thompson is as steady as ever on offense. The 24-year-old is up to 46 points, 200 shots, 51 hits and a minus-13 rating through 59 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Capitalizes on turnover in OT
Thompson scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 1-0 overtime win over the Flames.
After a low-event game through regulation, the Sabres had nearly all of the possession in overtime. Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom tried to clear a shallow dump-in himself but whiffed on the puck, allowing Thompson to take his time to put the puck in a vacant cage. The goal was Thompson's 25th of the season and his fifth point in eight outings in March. The 24-year-old is up to 45 points, 195 shots on net, a minus-14 rating and 51 hits through 58 contests as the Sabres' top-line center this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Two-point effort Sunday
Thompson scored a short-handed goal and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
The 24-year-old snapped a brief three-game point drought with the performance. The shortie was his second of the season and got fired into an empty net late in the third period after the puck hit a bad patch of ice at the Buffalo blue line during the Heritage Classic outdoor game to cause the turnover. Thompson now has 24 goals and 44 points through 56 games -- not bad for a player who came into the season with only 18 goals and 35 points through 145 career contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Finds back of net in loss
Thompson scored his 22nd goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
He got the Sabres on the board midway through the second period, but they were already in a 2-0 hole by then. Thompson shows no signs of slowing down, and the 24-year-old breakout star has 10 goals and 20 points in 18 games since the beginning of January.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: First career hat trick
Thompson scored all three Sabres goals in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche.
The 24-year-old lit the lamp twice in the first period and once in the second, but he didn't get much help at the offensive end. The hat trick was the first of Thompson's career, continuing a breakout campaign that has seen him pile up 19 goals and 37 points through 46 games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Continues to pace team in scoring
Thompson picked up two assists in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Thompson missed one game recently after getting banged up, but that hasn't slowed down his production. In 10 games in 2022, he has 12 points, including 10 helpers, and his 32 points lead the Sabres.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Slings assist in return
Thompson logged an assist, five shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Thompson had a shot attempt redirected in by John Hayden at 12:23 of the third period. The 24-year-old Thompson only missed one game after he was banged up Saturday versus the Coyotes. For the season, he's at 14 goals, 30 points, 130 shots on net, 38 hits and a minus-10 rating. He's collected two goals and five helpers in his last six outings.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Playing Tuesday
Thompson (undisclosed) will participate in Tuesday's game against Las Vegas, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Thompson was absent from Sunday's game versus Colorado while dealing with an undisclosed injury. The 24-year-old has averaged 18:44 of ice time -- 3:26 during the man advantage -- and generated six points over his last five appearances. Cody Eakin will likely see reduced minutes upon Thompson's return.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Out Sunday
Thompson (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against Colorado.
Thompson suffered an injury during Saturday's win over Arizona. He was considered a game-time decision Sunday, so he could be back as early as Tuesday against Vegas.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Plays through injury Saturday
Thompson notched an assist and three shots on goal in 15:49 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes, but John Vogl of The Athletic reports the forward was limping after the game.
Thompson took a beating in this one, as he briefly left the game in the first period after appearing to injure his shoulder on hit. The 24-year-old gutted it out Saturday, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out Sunday versus the Avalanche if the Sabres can summon reinforcements from AHL Rochester. Thompson is at 29 points, 125 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-9 rating in 40 contests. Fantasy mangers will want to double-check on his status ahead of the 8:00 p.m. Eastern puck drop Sunday.... See More ... See Less
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