Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson underwent surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season.

He was injured on Nov. 17 in his only game of the season when he collided with Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Olli Maatta in the third period. Thompson is expected to need five to six months to recover following the surgery.

Thompson was a first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2016. He played in 41 games for the Blues in the 2017-18 season but was traded in the offseason to Buffalo in a package that sent Ryan O'Reilly to the Blues. O'Reilly won the Conn Smythe Award last season as the playoff MVP after helping the Blues win the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Thompson has 21 points (10 goals, 11 assists) in 107 NHL games.

--Field Level Media

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