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Sabres assign Tage Thompson to the AHL

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Thompson has struggled as of late, going goalless in his last 23 agames.

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres announced this morning that they have assigned forward Tage Thompson to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Thompson, 21, has struggled on-and-off throughout the duration of his first season with the Sabres.

In 65 games this year, Thompson has tallied 12 points (seven goals, five assists) but has also gone goalless in his last 23 appearances.

This move feels long overdue but it became apparent that the organization wanted to give Thompson every opportunity possible, after coming over and arguably being the center piece in the Ryan O’Reilly trade last offseason.

With eight games left in the regular season, Thompson heading to Rochester gives him the ability to mix himself in right before the Americans begin their latest run for the Calder Cup.

In 46 career AHL games, with the Chicago Wolves and San Antonio Rampage, Thompson has amassed 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists).