‘We’ll be lucky to see him before trade deadline’: Ducks’ Thompson out with ruptured Achilles tendon

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Last June, surgery revealed Nate Thompson had further damage to an injured shoulder,which would keep him out of the Anaheim Ducks lineup until the beginning of December.

A year later, he has now suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.

It will keep the rugged 31-year-old forward out for several months, perhaps until next year’s NHL trade deadline.

Once he returned from his shoulder injury, Thompson played 49 regular season games, scoring three goals and six points for the Ducks.

He also appeared in seven playoff games for Anaheim this year, scoring twice before the Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators.

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