The Buffalo Sabres star forward Tage Thompson is set to be sidelined indefinitely after injuring his left wrist during Tuesday night’s 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins. Thompson’s left wrist was impacted when he blocked a shot from Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy 11 minutes into the second period. He then headed to the bench in pain and sat out the remainder of the game.
“Tage is going to miss some time here, probably significant time, unfortunately,” Sabres coach Don Granato revealed. “He fought through the first injury but couldn’t fight through the second one. Credit to him to battle but it’s unfortunate.” The first injury Granato referred to was a cut Thomspon received from McAvoy’s skate during a collision.
After 16 games this season, Thompson is third in the Sabres’ roster with six goals and six assists. Last year, he was the Sabres’ leading scorer with 47 goals and 47 assists in 78 games.