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Sabres' Dahlin replaces injured Thompson at All-Star Game

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will replace his injured teammate Tage Thompson at the 2023 All-Star Game, the NHL announced Thursday.

Thompson left Wednesday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes early due to an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old was set to make his first appearance at an All-Star Game.

Dahlin represented the Sabres at last year's All-Star Game, the first of his career. Last week, he spoke about the lack of blue-liners at this year's event.

The 22-year-old has already set career-highs in goals (14), assists (41), and points (55) this season and ranks second league-wide in scoring among defensemen.

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