Rasmus Dahlin replaces Tage Thompson at NHL All-Star Game
Buffalo Sabers defenseman Rasmus Dahlin heads to the NHL All-Star Game in Florida as he replaces teammate Tage Thompson who was injured against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Rasmus Dahlin has been added to the 2023 #NHLAAllStar roster, replacing Tage Thompson (injury).
Congratulations Ras! 🌟 pic.twitter.com/GoY7FMGk1E
— Buffalo Sabers (@BuffaloSabres) February 2, 2023
Thompson, 25, appeared to suffer from the injury in the second period and was not on the bench to start the third. He had a shot on net in 11:16 of ice time before walking away as the Hurricanes won 5-1.
Thompson previously suffered an upper-body injury last weekend against the Minnesota Wild and was absent from practice on Monday.
The Phoenix, Arizona, native is in the midst of a stellar year, scoring 34 goals and 68 points in 50 games this season.
The 22-year-old Swede Dahlin is also having a career year with the Sabers, having recorded a career-high 55 points in 49 games this season. The former 2018 first overall pick has a career-high 14 goals and 41 assists.
The NHL All-Star Skills Competition is on Friday, and the All-Star Game is Saturday at FLA Live Arena.