Sabres’ Tage Thompson ruled out vs. Lightning with lower-body injury

Buffalo Sabres right wing Tage Thompson (72) celebrates his third goal of the night, during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Friday, March 29, 2024, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP)

In the midst of the Buffalo Sabres‘ final game of the 2023-24 season, forward Tage Thompson‘s year came to an unfortunate early end.

The 26-year-old centre was ruled out for the remainder of the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a lower-body injury. He left the game in the first period, and it was unclear how Thompson suffered the injury.

Buffalo would hold on for a 4-2 win over Tampa Bay, finishing the season with a 39-37-6 record.

Thompson finishes the season with 29 goals and 59 points in 71 games for the Sabres.

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