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Ice Chips: Sabres F Thompson announces return vs. Red Wings


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Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson announced Tuesday that he will play against the Detroit Red Wings.

The 26-year-old from Phoenix, Ariz., has not played since Nov. 14 against the Boston Bruins after suffering an upper-body injury. 

Thompson has played 16 games this season, netting six goals and 12 points.

Thompson put together a career year with the Sabres last season, scoring a career-high 47 goals and 47 assists for 94 points. 

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot will miss Tuesday night's game against the New York Rangers as he awaits an MRI for a leg injury he suffered against the Seattle Kraken on Saturday. 

"Yeah, it hurts, but what can you do," said Senators head coach D.J. Smith on not having Chabot in the lineup against the Blueshirts. 

 Ridly Greig returns to the Sens' lineup after missing time with a high ankle sprain. 

The 21-year-old from Lethbridge, Atla., last played against the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 2. Greig logged 2:05 of ice time before he was injured. 

Greig, a former first-rounder of the Sens in 2020, has played in nine games this season, scoring a pair of goals and notching five points. 

In goal, the Sens will turn to Anton Forsberg, who is coming off a 39-save performance against the Kraken.

Forsberg, 31, has a .500 record this season with a 3.07 GAA and a .907 save percentage. 

Winnipeg Jets

Defenceman Ville Heinola skated prior to Tuesday's optional practice as he continues to work his way back from a fractured left ankle.

It’s been close to nine weeks to the day since Heinola was injured. He was given an estimated timeline of two-to-three months for recovery.

TSN's John Lu reports it remains to be determined whether Heinola will travel with the team for their upcoming four-game road trip.


Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs assigned goaltender Martin Jones to the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday.

Jones was recalled on Saturday to serve as Joseph Woll's backup against the Boston Bruins as Ilya Samsonov was sidelined due to illness.