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Nate Thompson | Center | #44

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/5/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (183) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Nate Thompson will be back in the lineup Tuesday night after serving his suspension.
Clayton Stoner will also play against the New York Rangers, but coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't say who is coming out of the lineup. Tue, Dec 22, 2015 06:39:00 PM

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Nate Thompson is eligible to return to the lineup Tuesday night.

He has finished serving his three-game suspension for an illegal check to the head on Carolina's Justin Faulk. Thompson has two assists, eight hits and 15 penalty minutes in four games with the Ducks this campaign.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Nate Thompson has been suspended for three games for an illegal check to the head on Carolina's Justin Faulk.

The incident occurred on Friday night and it got Thompson ejected for an elbowing major. He will be eligible to return on Tuesday, Dec. 22 versus the New York Rangers.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Nate Thompson will have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk.

The incident occurred during the first period of Friday's game. Thompson was given an elbowing major and a game misconduct for the check. The 31-year-old was suspended for a similar hit in 2013, when he was a member of the Lightning. Faulk was able to stay in the game.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Nate Thompson picked up 15 minutes in penalties and got tossed out of Friday's game for elbowing Justin Faulk of the Hurricanes.

Thompson may get a phone call from the NHL disciplinary committee but it has to help his cause that Faulk was right back in the game. It was only the fourth game of the season for Thompson who has finally recovered from off-season shoulder surgery. He has two assists in four games and 15 penalty minutes although he will not keep up either pace.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 05:38:00 AM

Nate Thompson is listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday night, but it's likely that he'll play in his first game of the season.

He skated on the fourth line with Mike Santorelli and Chris Stewart in the morning. "Tonight I'll take warmups and see if I get the call," Thompson said. "It's exciting, for sure. The last couple days, I haven't been able to stop smiling. It's like Christmas for me. I'm excited to get going again."
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) won't play Monday, but he is expected to make his season debut later in the week.

Thompson just returned to the Ducks after completing an AHL conditioning stint. He generated 18 points and 204 hits in 80 games with Anaheim last season.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) has returned from his AHL conditioning stint.

Thompson, who hasn't made his 2015-16 NHL debut yet, played in two AHL contests. "My shoulder felt fine," Thompson said. "I got hit a couple times [Saturday] night pretty good but it was good. It doesn’t feel good to get hit but it actually did feel good to get hit. It was kind of nice. It makes you feel like you’re back in the action and actually a hockey player again." Given that he's gotten a few minor league games in, it wouldn't be surprising to see him play on Monday.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:58:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have sent Nate Thompson (shoulder) to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

Thompson is right on schedule after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery as it was determined that he would need five-six months of recovery after the June surgery. He is a valuable bottom-six forward but his fantasy value is not big in traditional pools as he is good at hits, blocks and faceoffs.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 04:39:00 AM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) fully took part in Monday's practice.

He is still on track to return in December. Thompson hasn't played yet this season because of off-season surgery.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Coach Bruce Boudreau estimated that Nate Thompson (shoulder) will be out another two weeks.

While Boudreau admitted he is not a trainer (and for sure not a doctor), Thompson was slated to return in early-mid December after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery and he seems to be right on schedule. Thompson should see fourth line duty and will be a nice addition for the struggling Ducks. He has no fantasy value in standard leagues but will compile hits, some blocked shots and is good on the dot.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:31:00 AM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) skated Wednesday at Anaheim's optional practice.

He was on the ice before the session too. Thompson hasn't played yet this season because of off-season shoulder surgery.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) is traveling with the Ducks as he continually increases his workouts.

Thompson is working to come back from shoulder surgery. "Really what we're doing is going day by day," Thompson said. "It’s all how I feel. How my shoulder is feeling. When it feels great, then that’s when I start ramping it up a little bit more. When it gets a little sore, I take it back a little bit. It’s all positive. It’s a process. It’s not the most fun process. But it’s all part of it and hopefully I’ll be back pretty soon." He's projected to return in early-to-mid December.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Nate Thompson (shoulder) has been moved to injured reserve.

He doesn't have a timetable set for his return, but it may not come until November or December. Thompson was rehabbing from off-season shoulder surgery during training camp.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 03:39:00 PM

Nate Thompson is rehabbing from shoulder surgery as his teammates begin training camp.

"It's going great," said Thompson, who had two labral tissue tears in his left shoulder repaired after the playoffs. "I'm feeling pretty good. Just doing the things that our doctor and the trainers are telling me to do and just sticking with it. It's a process. I'm aware of that and I know that I have to be smart about this. Make sure I'm 100 percent when I come back." There's no set timetable for his return, but he may be available in December.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:41:00 AM

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C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Mike Santorelli
4Nate Thompson
LW1David Perron
2Rickard Rakell
3Patrick Maroon
4Harry Zolnierczyk
5Shawn Horcoff
6Nick Ritchie
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Chris Stewart
4Andrew Cogliano
5Ryan Garbutt
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Frederik Andersen