Thompson agreed to a one-year, one-way contract extension with the Canadiens on Thursday.
This is the second one-year deal that Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has bestowed on a skater in the past week, with defenseman Christian Folin agreeing to terms on an extension last Thursday. Thompson produced 13 points (five goals, eight assists) over 78 games between the Kings and Habs this season, with the Kings receiving two 2019 draft picks -- specifically, a fifth-round pick and fourth-rounder -- upon sending Thompson to Montreal this past February.
Thompson recorded an assist in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to Carolina.
Not normally an offensive threat, Thomspon has been hot of late, recording assists in four straight games. He's up to 12 points on the year, having split time between LA and Montreal. The fourth-line plugger also dished out three hits and was a plus-1 in defeat.
Thompson picked up an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks.
Thompson now has two points, both helpers, in 12 games since being traded to the Canadiens from the Kings. The center has accumulated eight points in 65 contests this year across the two teams, and his limited role does not lend him to fantasy interests.
Thompson had one shot, one hit and won six of 11 faceoffs over 12:54 of ice time in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Predators.
Thompson played his first game as a member of the Canadiens, centering a restructured fourth line that included fellow newcomer Dale Weise. Nearly a quarter of his playing time (3:07) came while the Habs were shorthanded. Coach Claude Julien hopes he and Weise can add some offense to the fourth line or, conversely, not allow goals when they are on the ice.
Thompson was acquired by the Habs from the Kings on Monday, along with a 2019 fifth-round pick, in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick.
Thompson just ended a 17-game goal drought with his tally versus Boston on Saturday and will now be headed east. The Anchorage native has underwhelmed this year with a mere six points in 53 outings. The 33-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, which likely factored into his decision to waive his no-trade clause, as he looks to audition with Montreal in the hopes of earning a new contract this summer. The center should add some valuable veteran experience to a relatively young forward group that is hoping to make a postseason run.
Thompson failed to register a shot on goal in 14:46 of ice time against New Jersey on Tuesday.
Thompson's only statistical contribution came in the form of one blocked shot, despite slotting into a second-line role in his first game back from an illness. Once Jeff Carter (lower body) is cleared to return, Thompson figures to slide down to a bottom-six assignment.
Thompson (illness) will be in action against New Jersey on Tuesday, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
While there was some indication Thompson might have been ready for Monday's clash with the Rangers, the team opted to give him an extra night off. The center figures into a bottom-six role, but could get bumped up if Jeff Carter (lower body) is unable to give it a go versus the Devils.
Thompson (illness) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Rangers.
The 34-year-old has just five points in 50 games this season, so his absence shouldn't have much fantasy relevance. Thompson could be back Tuesday in New Jersey, but he'll likely be a game-time call once again.
Thompson (illness) hasn't been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Rangers, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Coach Willie Desjardins did tell reporters that Thompson will be in the lineup against New Jersey on Tuesday, so even if he is unable to suit up Monday, he has a clear return date. The center is pointless in his last 14 outings and is unlikely to crack the 20-point mark, a feat he has accomplished just once in his career.
Thompson (illness) won't play Saturday against the Islanders, but he's expected to join the Kings at some point during their current six-game road trip, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
LA should release another update on Thompson's status once he's ready to return to the lineup, but there's no reason for fantasy owners to concern themselves with his availability, as he's only totaled five points in 50 contests this campaign.
Thompson is pointless in 14 straight outings dating back to Dec. 22 versus San Jose.
Despite the offensive slump, Thompson remains a mainstay in the Kings' lineup and is averaging 12:53 of ice time. In 50 appearances, the fourth-line center has tallied five points, 32 shots and 50 hits. Considering the Alaska native has broken the 20-point mark just once in his career, fantasy owners shouldn't be looking to him for consistent offensive production.
Thompson had an assist during Sunday's 5-2 win over Edmonton.
The assist was Thompson's first of the season and only his second point through 23 games. The fourth liner isn't relied upon for his points and is a rather poor option in terms of fantasy.
Thompson has failed to register a point in 11 games to open the 2018-19 season.
Thompson's career high for points in a season is 25 back in 2010-11. He shouldn't be considered a fantasy option in any format. The 34-year-old's rugged style provides benefits typically outside the scope of standard leagues, and while some formats will hand out partial rewards for his tendency to dish out hits, Thompson probably doesn't belong on your fantasy roster.
Thompson scored five goals and recorded 12 assists during 73 games in 2017-18, playing for both Ottawa and Los Angeles.
Except for an injury in January, Thompson was able to enjoy consistent playing time both above and below the border, and his five goals were his most since 2014-15 despite him shooting the puck just 54 times. The 33-year-old thrives on a gritty style of play, and it was evident through his 137 hits during the season, plus he also just took 10 minor penalties on the year. Thompson is scheduled to return to Los Angeles in a contract year for 2018-19, but projects to retain his physical, fourth-line role with the team.
Thompson (lower body) is slated to play against the Penguins on Thursday, per freelance sports writer Josh Cooper.
Thompson will be making his Kings debut in Thursday's road clash versus Pittsburgh. The last time the center faced off with the defending Stanley Cup champions, he was basically a no-show, as he registered zero points, zero shots and just two hits in 10:35 of ice time.
Thompson (lower body) was packaged with Dion Phaneuf in exchange for the Kings' Nick Shore and Marian Gaborik, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
It's likely that Thompson's lower-body issue is cleared up if he's been traded, but the official word is still awaiting. The 33-year-old pivot had just four goals and 11 points while averaging 12:30 of ice time in 43 games for the Senators this season, but he may be deployed soon since the Kings have injuries on their offensive front. Either way, Thompson will likely stay in a bottom-six role and off fantasy radars.
Thompson (lower body) won't suit up against the Penguins on Tuesday, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Thompson has played in just four of the Sens' previous 15 outings due to various maladies. With the team dealing with a bevy of injuries, several players have gotten chances in the lineup, including Chris DiDomenico and Magnus Paajarvi -- both of whom could find themselves relegated to an observing role once Thompson is given the green light to return.
Thompson (lower body) won't be available for Saturday's game against Toronto, NHL.com's Craig Medaglia reports.
Thompson's absence will continue to test the Senators' depth up front, but it shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups, as the veteran pivot has only totaled four goals and 11 points in 43 contests this campaign. He'll hope to overcome his lower-body issue in time for Tuesday's matchup with Pittsburgh.
Thompson (lower body) will not play in Thursday's game against the Predators, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.
Thompson will miss his second straight matchup because of the ailment. He's now skipped 10 games in just over a month because of lower-body issues, suggesting there may be something nagging that the winger can't shake. His next opportunity to dress arrives Saturday against the Maple Leafs, while Mark Stone (knee) could rejoin the lineup in his place Thursday.
Thompson will be absent from Tuesday evening's contest against New Jersey due to a lower-body injury, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.
Thompson has been battling this injury since the start of the new year, having already missed eight games in 2018 as a result, so it remains to be seen how long it will keep him sidelined. With several members of Ottawa's forward corps joining the walking wounded Tuesday, the team will employ a recall ahead of the game.
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