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May 7, 2021 01:00 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Another multi-point outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson scored a goal on three shots and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Penguins.

Thompson has racked up four points in his last three games. The 23-year-old forward isn't known for significant scoring output -- he has only 14 points in 37 contests this season. He's added 94 shots on net, 25 hits and 17 PIM in a middle-six role.

May 3, 2021 10:37 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Enjoys first multi-point game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson scored a power-play goal on seven shots and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

Thompson got the Sabres on the board with 5:56 left in the second period, burying a wrister from the right circle with the man advantage. He later drew an assist on Rasmus Asplund's tying goal in the third, giving Thompson the first multi-point game of his NHL career. Thompson has seven goals and 12 points in just 35 games, matching the career highs he established over 65 games in 2018-19.

April 15, 2021 10:52 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Tallies empty-netter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson scored an empty-net goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over Washington.

Thompson lit the lamp for the fourth time in eight April games, closing out the scoring with his empty-netter in the final minute of the third period. The 23-year-old had scored just once in his first 16 contests this season.

April 7, 2021 06:56 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Nets helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over the Devils.

Thompson has just five points in 20 appearances this season. However, three of those points were scored in the past five games. It's a small sample size, but this is his best offensive run since the 2018-19 season.

April 1, 2021 10:32 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Late goal forces OT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson scored the game-tying goal and had two shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers.

Thompson squared the game with just four seconds left in regulation, sending a wrist shot through a screen from the left faceoff circle. It was just the second goal of the season for the 23-year-old, who has four points in 18 games.

March 30, 2021 11:20 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Back in action Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) will play in Monday's game versus the Flyers.

Thompson missed the last three games with a non-COVID-19 illness. He is expected to skate on the second line with Casey Mittelstadt and Taylor Hall in Monday's game. This is a big opportunity for Thompson, who has put up just two points through 15 games this year.

March 27, 2021 11:44 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) remains unavailable ahead of Saturday's game versus the Bruins, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Thompson will miss a third straight contest Saturday and has yet to resume skating, so at this point there's no telling when he might be ready to return. Either way, he's only tallied two points in 15 games this campaign, so most fantasy managers won't need to track his status.

March 26, 2021 12:08 AM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Not suiting up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Penguins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

This illness isn't linked to COVID-19 at this time. Rasmus Asplund (undisclosed) is also out, so C.J. Smith and Steven Fogarty are set to enter the lineup Thursday.

March 24, 2021 07:36 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Sitting out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game versus the Penguins.

At this time, there's no indication that Thompson's illness is related to COVID-19. The 23-year-old has recorded two points through 15 games this season. The Sabres are expected to roll with seven defensemen as a result of Thompson's absence, meaning Matt Irwin will draw into the lineup.

January 30, 2021 12:36 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Set for featured role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is expected to skate on the Sabres' first line during Saturday's game versus the Devils, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Thompson has been a healthy scratch for Buffalo's last three contests, but he'll have a prime opportunity to produce Saturday, as he's expected to skate with Jack Eichel on the Sabres' first line and top power-play unit. The 6-foot-7 winger has picked up one assist through four games this campaign.

January 19, 2021 07:01 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Sitting as healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is not dressed for Tuesday's game against the Flyers and is a healthy scratch.

Thompson hasn't done much over the season's first three games, recording a single assist while skating just 13:26 on Monday against Philadelphia. It'll be interesting to see how long the 26th overall pick in 2016 remains out of the lineup. Thompson's next chance to get back into game action is Friday against the Capitals.

January 19, 2021 06:52 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Bumped down lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson played on the third line during Monday's win over Philadelphia.

After starting the season on the top line, Thompson had one assist in two contests. Both games were losses, so Buffalo changed its lines in an effort to spark the team. Thompson may be able to work his way back up the lineup, but it's encouraging to see him play nonetheless, as a shoulder injury limited him to just one game in 2019-20.

December 18, 2020 01:44 PM
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Healthy ahead of training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has fully recovered from the shoulder surgery he underwent in January, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Thompson only appeared in one game last campaign before missing the rest of the season due to his shoulder injury, but the Sabres obviously have faith in him, as they signed him to a three-year, $4.2 million extension in October despite his limited sample size at the NHL level. The 6-foot-6 American will be a full-time player for Buffalo in 2020-21, but he'll be playing in a checking role on the third line, and thus won't have much offensive upside.

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.

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