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Sabres recall forward Tage Thompson

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Thompson gets his first recall of the 2019-20 season.

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The Buffalo Sabres announced on Sunday morning that they have recalled forward Tage Thompson from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Thompson, 22 years old, is being called up to Buffalo for the first time this season and rightfully so.

Heading into this season, a point was made to assist Tage Thompson in his development after a rollercoaster debut season with the Sabres.

Down on the farm this season, Thompson has 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 16 games. Thompson was tasked with first-line minutes and has responded appropriately.

Thompson’s recall corresponds with the news of forward Kyle Okposo leaving Saturday night’s game with an undisclosed injury.

It is currently uncertain where Thompson will suit up but with the Sabres playing the back half of a back-to-back tonight in Chicago, Thompson’s presence in the lineup is almost certain.

In a corresponding move, the Buffalo Sabres placed forward Johan Larsson on injured reserve.