Prospect Tage Thompson is back with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Sabres recalled Thompson, a winger who spent most of last season in the NHL, from the Rochester Americans this morning.
Having lost winger Kyle Okposo to an undisclosed injury in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, the Sabres needed to summon another forward.
The Sabres play the Blackhawks tonight in Chicago.
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Thompson has scored six goals and 12 points in 16 AHL games this season. Thompson, 22, compiled seven goals and 12 points in 67 games with the Sabres last season before they sent him to Rochester.
The Sabres played without three regular forwards Saturday: Marcus Johansson (upper body), Johan Larsson (upper body) and Vladimir Sobotka (lower body).
Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said prior to Saturday’s game Larsson is day-to-day. Johansson and Sobotka, meanwhile, will miss tonight’s contest.
Okposo left Saturday’s game in the second period after he ran into Ottawa defenseman Ron Hainsey leaving the bench.
The veteran has a history of concussions, having suffered three in the last four seasons.
“We’re just going to still assess him and make a decision then tomorrow,” Krueger said. “At the moment, all I can say is it’s a day-to-day situation.”