Former first-round pick Tage Thompson is back with the Blues. The Blues recalled Thompson from San Antonio of the American Hockey League, placing forward Sammy Blais on injured reserve. In 24 games with San Antonio, Thompson was third on the Rampage in points (16), and tied for third in goals (seven). Thompson played in San Antonio's 4-1 victory over Rockford on Sunday _ he was a minus-1, taking three shots. Thompson, 20, led all scorers among eight teams at the NHL prospects tournament in early September in Traverse City, Mich., with four goals and five assists. He followed that with a strong training camp and preseason with the Blues, making the opening-day roster.