The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Tage Thompson to a three-year contract with an AAV of $1.4 million.
Sustained a season-ending injury in his first NHL game of the 2019-20 season; was tied for the Rochester Americans’ team lead with 12 points (6+6) and ranked second in the AHL with 67 shots at the time of his recall.
Set career-high totals in NHL games played (65), goals (7) and points (12) in his first season with the Sabres in 2018-19.
Helped the United States to a gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship and captured a bronze medal in his debut with the country’s senior national team at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark.
Sabres forward Tage Thompson underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.
After further evaluation with the Sabres’ team doctors during the rehab process for his injury sustained on Nov. 17, it was determined that surgery was the appropriate next step in Thompson’s recovery process.
Thompson’s expected recovery time will be five to six months.