ALBANY, NY – Paul Thompson left Sunday’s 4-1 victory in the second period after being hit from behind inside the Binghamton Senators zone. Zack Stortini, the player responsible for the check, was issued a match boarding penalty and gave the Devils a five-minute power play.
“You can tell how quiet it was in the building,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “You’re just scared. You never know. It was good to see him moving and the fact he got off the ice. It was a dangerous, dangerous situation. You never want to see that happen.”
When asked about Thompson’s status, Kowalsky responded: “He’s got to see a doctor, but he’s hurt.”
There is no news on how long the 26-year-old will be out of the lineup. Thompson, who scored his first goal of the season Friday, is coming off a career year. He finished second in the AHL with 33 goals and was named to the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic Roster. Thompson signed a two-year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils this offseason.