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Sabres' Tage Thompson: Supplies only offense in loss
Thompson scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Stars.
He tied the game at 1-1 early in the second period with a one-timer from the faceoff dot, but it was the only offense the Sabres could muster. Thompson managed only one assist in the seven games prior to the All-Star break, so Tuesday's tally is a good sign he could be about to heat up again. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 26-year-old overall -- through 40 contests he's produced just 15 goals and 29 points.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Manages assist in loss
Thompson recorded an assist, two shots on goal and four hits in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
Thompson snapped a four-game point drought with the helper on Kyle Okposo's tally late in the third period. The 26-year-old Thompson had eight points across six outings prior to his recent slump. It's been a streaky year for the top-line center, who is at 28 points, 123 shots on net, 36 hits and a minus-10 rating through 37 contests on the year.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Game against Chicago postponed
Thompson and the Sabres' game against Chicago on Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday because of weather-related travel restrictions.
Thompson was held off the scoresheet in his past two contests, so he'll be looking to end that minor slump when the Sabres play Thursday. He has 14 goals and 27 points in 34 outings in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Playing Saturday
Thompson (undisclosed) will play Saturday versus Vancouver, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Thompson left Thursday's 5-3 win over Ottawa because of the injury, but he won't be kept out for a full contest. He has 14 goals and 27 points in 32 outings in 2023-24. Thompson's projected to play on the top line Saturday alongside Casey Mittelstadt and Alex Tuch.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Undergoing medical imaging
Thompson is undergoing an MRI Friday to evaluate his undisclosed injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
While not officially ruled out, Thompson seems unlikely to play versus the Canucks on Saturday since the team is still determining the extent and specific nature of his injury. The 26-year-old center's potential absence would be a huge blow to the Sabres offense, as he has racked up seven goals and five assists, including four power-play points, in his last nine outings. Casey Mittelstadt could shift back to a center role if Thompson does miss time.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Can't finish contest
Thompson (undisclosed) didn't finish Thursday's game versus the Senators, but head coach Don Granato expected the center to be okay, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
Thompson had to leave the ice earlier in the contest, but he was able to return and scored a pair of first-period goals, including one on the power play. It doesn't sound like there's a lot of concern regarding his status. He's up to 14 goals, 27 points, 110 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 32 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Fuels big win with three points
Thompson scored two even-strength goals and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Canadiens.
Both tallies came in the third period as the Sabres pulled away. Thompson has two three-point performances in his last five games, and since returning from an upper-body injury in early December, the 26-year-old has piled up six goals and 12 points in 13 contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Lights lamp in Sunday's loss
Thompson scored his 10th goal of the season in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Ottawa.
He spoiled Anton Forsberg's shutout bid late in the first period by converting a Senators turnover in their own zone. Thompson is heating up, delivering three goals and six points over his last five games, but he still remains behind his breakout 2022-23 pace, with 21 points through 28 contests on the season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Back in action
Thompson (personal) was activated from non-roster reserve Friday, setting him up to return to action Saturday versus Columbus.
Thompson was a late scratch Wednesday, but he'll end up missing only one game, as he is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jackets. Thompson has nine goals and 19 points in 26 games this season, well off his pace of 2022-23, when he scored 47 goals and added 47 assists in 78 contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Placed on non-roster reserve
The Sabres put Thompson (personal) on non-roster reserve Thursday.
Thompson was a late scratch Wednesday against the Bruins. He was replaced in the lineup by Tyson Jost, but Casey Mittelstadt eventually took Thompson's place on the top line between Alex Tuch and Jeff Skinner. Thompson has nine goals and 19 points in 26 games this season, a far cry from last season, when he managed 47 goals and 94 points in 78 contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Might return Saturday
Thompson (personal) could rejoin the team ahead of Saturday's clash with Columbus, per Joe Yerdon of the Bleacher Report.
Thompson looks set to miss just one game as a result of his personal absence, though he hasn't been officially activated off non-roster injured reserve. If he does suit up Saturday, Thompson figures to reclaim his first-line role in addition to linking back up with the No. 1 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Out of lineup Wednesday
Thompson (personal) won't play Wednesday versus the Bruins, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Thompson's absence was announced just before puck drop. Tyson Jost will enter the lineup in place of Thompson. It's unclear if Thompson will be available for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Three-point effort Thursday
Thompson scored an even-strength goal on five shots while adding two assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 9-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
All his points came in the final two frames as the Sabres blew open what had been a 3-2 game after the first period. Buffalo's top line of Thompson, Alex Tuch and Jeff Skinner combined for three goals and 10 points on the night, but the multi-point performance was Thompson's first in nine games since he made his return from an upper-body injury. On the season, the 26-year-old center has nine goals and 19 points in 25 games. Those are somewhat disappointing numbers following his 2022-23 breakout, but Thompson has proven he can heat up in a hurry.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: First goal since return from injury
Thompson scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 3-1 win over Boston.
He one-timed a sweet feed from Connor Clifton from the high-slot that exploded off Thompson's stick so fast that Linus Ullmark didn't have a chance. It was Thompson's first goal since his injury return, and his first since early November. With just seven goals and seven assists in 18 games, Thompson is far off his massive 47-goal total from last season. But he has the talent to carry the Sabres and your fantasy squad with a couple of snaps of his powerful wrists. A scoring streak could be on the horizon.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Ready to rock
Thompson (upper body) will be activated from injured reserve ahead of his return to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit.
It was initially believed that Thompson was trending toward a return for Thursday's contest against Boston, but he declared himself good to go following Tuesday's morning skate. He has produced six goals, 12 points, 52 shots on net and 10 blocked shots through 16 appearances this season. Thompson, who missed the past nine games, is projected to play on the top line and first power-play unit in his return.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Making progress
Thompson (upper body) has been skating alone, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Thompson has missed the last nine games and hasn't suited up since Nov. 14. The 26-year-old will likely need some practice time before jumping back into game action, but he appears to be progressing toward a return. Head coach Don Granato expects to have another update on his status Monday.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Still week-to-week
Thompson (upper body) is progressing well but remains week-to-week, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
"Hopefully he's on the shorter end of the timeline but still a little ways away. But definitely in a good spot," general manager Kevyn Adams said Wednesday when asked about Thompson's status. It's unlikely he'll be available in the near term. When Thompson begins practicing again, his timeline should become clearer. Adams added that the 26-year-old center's absence is likely to be less than two months. Thompson was injured Nov. 14.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Lands on injured reserve
Thompson (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Friday, per the NHL media site.
Thompson's designation shouldn't come as a surprise considering he's been labeled week-to-week by coach Don Granato. With both Eric Comrie and Zach Benson coming off IR, the Sabres needed to free up a roster spot. Thompson is slightly off his pace from last season, when he racked up 94 points, including 47 goals, in 78 games.... See More ... See Less
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