Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have demoted center Tage Thompson to the minors.

Thompson is sent down to AHL Rochester while at the middle of a 23-game goal drought. The 22-year-old has just seven goals and five assists for 12 points in 65 games this season.

Buffalo acquired the 2016 first-round draft selection at a multiplayer trade that sent center Ryan O’Reilly to the St. Louis Blues at July.

Thompson’s demotion on Thursday comes each day after Buffalo called up rookie forward Victor Olofsson.

Olofsson is leading Rochester using 60 points. He’s got a way to create his NHL debut Thursday, when Buffalo hosts Detroit.

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