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October 5, 2020 10:32 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Lands three-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (shoulder) signed a three-year, $4.2 million deal with Buffalo on Monday.

Thompson underwent shoulder surgery in January and was limited to just one game at the NHL level last season. Fortunately, he should be healthy come training camp and ready to battle for an everyday role in the bottom six.

January 14, 2020 03:16 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Out 5-to-6 months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2019 12:48 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Still a few weeks from returning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2019 11:40 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Designated for injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2019 01:48 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Set to miss 3-to-5 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 17, 2019 11:24 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Jumps to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 30, 2019 09:28 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was assigned to AHL Rochester on Monday.

Thompson spent the bulk of 2018-19 with the Sabres, although he only scored 12 points in 65 contests. The 21-year-old will start the season in Rochester, but will no doubt be one of the first options for a call-up should injuries strike.

March 28, 2019 10:40 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Shuttled back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Acquired in a trade with the Blues when the free-agency signing period opened in July of 2018, Thompson has been trusted with a modest amount of time on the power play (00:52) in a Sabres uniform, but the second-year skater is only at seven goals and five assists to go with a minus-22 rating through 65 top-level games this season. Furthermore, with just one point (an assist) since February, it's clear that Thompson needs to regain his confidence, so he'll aim to do that against weaker competition starting with Friday's game against AHL Laval.

March 26, 2019 05:36 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Goalless in 22 straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will look to end his lengthy goal drought during Tuesday's meeting in Ottawa.

Thompson is struggling through a lengthy goal drought, having not scored a goal in 22 straight contests. He has just a single assist during that span, bringing his total up to 12 points on the season. He's been a healthy scratch four times during this drought, and could see himself back in the press box again if he can't pick up a point soon.

February 27, 2019 01:44 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Out of lineup Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is a healthy scratch for Tuedsay's game versus the Flyers, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic reports.

He's in the midst of a 12-game pointless slump, and the 21-year-old has a minus-4 rating and just 19 shots on net in that span. Scott Wilson will fill his place on the third line, while Thompson's next chance to enter the lineup will be Friday versus the Penguins.

February 25, 2019 05:48 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Dips toes in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was assigned to AHL Rochester and immediately recalled to Buffalo, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

This was simply a paper move which makes Thompson eligible for the AHL playoffs. The Sabres are in their own playoff hunt, though, and Thompson's 6-foot-5 frame will continue adding bulk to the team's bottom six. His offensive contributions have been limited this season with just seven goals and four assists through 53 games, and his 46.8 Corsi For percentage is unappealing. Thompson will look to turn it around as the Sabres make their final push, starting Monday versus the Maple Leafs.

February 20, 2019 01:20 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Failing to find scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will look to end his eight-game point drought in Tuesday's contest with the Panthers.

Thompson has been held off the scoresheet during his past eight games, which led to him being a healthy scratch in the midst of his drought. He's shown flashes of potential, but hasn't been able to bring that effort consistently. Sitting at just 11 points in 50 games, he only provides value for the deepest of leagues. Even then, his peripherals aren't great, with 89 shots on goal and 49 hits being his most notable contributions.

January 13, 2019 10:36 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Picks up goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson lit the lamp in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.

That's Thompson's third point in his past five contests, two of them goals. He's been playing in Buffalo's top six, and seeing time on the power play, with over two minutes of PP ice in two of the last three contests. He has 10 points in 38 games on the year, and gains a boost in value for as long as he can hang onto a top-six position.

December 14, 2018 11:52 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Back in rut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson will look to snap his six-game point drought Saturday against Washington.

Thompson started out the season with a seven-game point drought, and has found himself in familiar territory. He had a bit of a scoring streak in between, tallying five points in a six-game span. He's only mustered one point in the other 19 games, showing he's not quite ready to be a consistent secondary scorer.

November 24, 2018 07:36 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Finding scoring touch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has goals in two of his past three games.

Thompson's two goals are his first pair as a Sabre. It still leaves him with only three points in 16 games. However, he's spent most of his time on the fourth line, but has recently been utilized on the second line left wing. This opportunity may be allowing Thompson to tap into his offensive potential that warranted him being a first-round draft selection in 2016.

November 12, 2018 01:57 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Released from press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson got into the lineup for Saturday's win over the Canucks.

Thompson had been a healthy scratch in the previous four games, and has only played in 10 contests thus far. He was the odd man out when Johan Larsson returned from injury, and has had a tough time staying in the lineup since. Thompson played less than 10 minutes in his last two games, and will need to quickly show he deserves playing time, otherwise it could be back to the press box for him.

October 22, 2018 02:04 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Preseason standout fading
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was a healthy scratch for both of the team's weekend games, the first time he's sat so far this season.

Acquired from the Blues in the Ryan O'Reilly trade during the offseason, Thompson turned heads with strong play during training camp and the preseason and landed a spot on the third line. Things haven't developed from there, however, as he's still looking for his first point of the season even though he played in each of Buffalo's first seven contests. With the Sabres winning both weekend games without him, Thompson may have to wait a bit for another opportunity, and he's likely not going anywhere near the top six anytime soon.

October 18, 2018 06:25 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Seeking first point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has yet to crack the scoresheet as a member of the Sabres.

Thompson was part of the return for Ryan O'Reilly, improving the forward depth, but he still hasn't made an impact offensively. He's playing on the third line, but more importantly, he's getting plenty of power-play ice time (1:50) on the second unit. The 20-year-old has much more room to grow, and if he continues to receive quality minutes, he'll break through and prove why he was chosen in the first round (26th overall) of the 2016 draft.

July 1, 2018 10:09 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Traded to Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka, a first-round pick in 2019 and a second-round pick in 2021 have all been traded to Buffalo from St. Louis in exchange for Ryan O'Reilly, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

The 19-year-old Thompson garnered three goals and nine points in 41 games during his rookie season. The 6-foot-5 forward owns plenty of offensive upside and should fit in nicely on a Sabres team hoping for a quick rebuild after drafting defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall just recently. However, the 19-year-old will need to improve his consistency in order to climb the depth chart, so he holds more fantasy value in deeper leagues and dynasty formats despite the move.

April 14, 2018 02:16 AM
Blues' Tage Thompson: Notches nine points in rookie campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson managed three goals, nine points and a minus-12 rating in 41 NHL games this season.

The 20-year-old winger spent 30 games with AHL San Antonio as well, compiling eight goals and 18 points. Thompson was called up to the big club more because of a lack of depth with Blues forwards than his exemplary play, but the rookie showed potential. He was a fixture on the Blues' power play, and his wrist shot has the looks of becoming dangerous.

Last 7 Games
11/17@ CHIL 1-400006:59
09/28@ PITW 3-2 (SO)000-118:49
09/25vs CLBW 4-3 (OT)101011:21
09/20@ TORL 0-3000016:53
09/16vs PITW 5-4 (OT)101015:00
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