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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is currently part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Travis was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. F…

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ROCHESTER – Early in Tage Thompson’s first American Hockey League appearance in more than a year, the newcomer looked determined to make an immediate impact. Instead of simply clearing the puck during a kill, the Americans newcomer sent it sailing 130 feet down the ice and over the glass, earning a delay of game penalty. The Laval Rocket tied the game during the ensu…

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As the Buffalo Sabres were leaving KeyBank Center early Thursday afternoon, Tage Thompson was stepping on the ice for his first practice in Rochester. His first season in Buffalo likely came to an end when the 21-year-old winger was assigned to the Amerks. Thompson had seven goals and five assists with a minus-22 rating in 65 games during his first season with the Sabre…

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No matter the outcome of the regular season's final five weeks, Tage Thompson knows he will likely be playing playoff hockey next month. The only question is whether he will be in Buffalo or Rochester. The Sabres' 21-year-old winger was told by General Manager Jason Botterill this week that he will likely join the Amerks for the AHL Calder Cup playoffs if the Sabres are…

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PHILADELPHIA -- With the NHL's trade deadline approaching Monday, Buffalo Sabres forwards Tage Thompson and Danny O'Regan were technically sent down to Rochester. Neither left the Sabres and both were promptly promoted back to the NHL. Thompson played in the Sabres' 5-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs hours later, while O'Regan was a healthy scratch. The confusing ro…

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CALGARY — Tage Thompson knew all about the NHL life before his even began. The Buffalo Sabres' 21-year-old winger learned to skate in the former home arena of the Hartford Whalers, played hockey on frozen ponds in Alaska and once skipped school as a child to watch the New York Islanders practice. Thompson and his family lived in 11 different NHL or AHL cities because hi…

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Jack Eichel was on the ice for the start of practice Thursday morning at HarborCenter and appears poised to return from a three-game injury absence to center the Buffalo Sabres’ top line against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. “I felt good today,” Eichel said. “I feel 100 percent, so I’m just excited for the game (Friday).” But Sabres coach Phil Ho…

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ST. LOUIS – There was lots of talk about life on the other side Thursday in Enterprise Center as the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues got back into gameday mode after the Christmas break. The teams meet in an 8 p.m. Eastern start that will feature former Sabres stalwart Ryan O'Reilly playing for the Blues and former St. Louis players Carter Hutton and Tage Thompson in…

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Eating can be a laborious task for Tage Thompson. The Buffalo Sabres winger consumes as many calories as possible during breakfast, lunch and dinner, all part of his plan to add weight to his 6-foot-6, 205-pound frame. It can feel like a lost cause at times, though. "It's near impossible during the season," the 21-year-old joked after the Sabres' 3-0 win over the Ana…

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With only one regulation win in the Sabres’ past six games, coach Phil Housley shuffled his fourth line ahead of Saturday’s matinee against the Canucks, inserting Tage Thompson and scratching Zemgus Girgensons. Housley will also use Carter Hutton in goal after starting Linus Ullmark in Thursday’s 6-5 overtime win over the Canadiens. Thompson, 21, has been a healthy scra…

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is currently part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Trav…

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The back half of the Sabres' home-and-home set with the Toronto Maple Leafs is tonight at 7 in KeyBank Center and it will mark the preseason debuts of Sam Reinhart and Zach Bogosian. Perhaps of even more note is that winger Tage Thompson will play on back-to-back nights and get a shot playing on the top line with Jack Eichel. Thompson struggled defensively at times in F…

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Tage Thompson can't even remember how many cities he's lived in over his 20 years. "I know my mom's tried to do the math," Thompson said. "That'd probably be a question for her." He moved around often growing up, following his father, Brent, as he pursued a career in the NHL and in coaching. Thompson had gone to nine schools by his junior year of high school. In the …

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Five things to know about Tage Thompson, one of three players that the Buffalo Sabres acquired from the St. Louis Blues in the Ryan O'Reilly trade: 1. Last season was his first full year as a professional Thompson signed an entry-level deal with St. Louis last month after two seasons of college hockey at the University of Connecticut. The former first-round pick in 2…