|Assets:||Has great size for the wing position, as well as power forward potential. Is an industrious winger with a straightforward game. Can score goals, especially from in close.|
|Flaws:||Is still a work-in-progress winger in all aspects of the game, so he is still somewhat raw in his overall development. Also, will he score enough points at the NHL level?|
|Career Potential:||Power forward with some upside.|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2010-11|
|7/01/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/08/2014||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|4/04/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2014||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|12/27/2013||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|10/08/2013||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|9/30/2013||Shoulder injury, injured reserve.|
|1/14/2013||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|4/06/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/10/2012||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|3/07/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|3/03/2012||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|12/21/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|12/19/2011||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|5/25/2011||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/29/2010||Returned to his junior team (Sudbury-OHL).|
|9/17/2009||Returned to his junior team (Sudbury-OHL).|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 4th round (104th overall) in 2009.|
Buffalo signs Marcus Foligno to two-year deal | 07/02/2014 8:32 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno has agreed to a two-year, $3.75 million contract extension.
ImpactFoligno had 19 points and 82 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Sabres in 2013-14. It's not surprising that he ended up getting a bridge deal after his entry-level contract expired. He's got some offensive upside and he'll get a far more lucrative contract next time if he can live up to his potential.
M. Foligno hopes to live up to expectations | 04/23/2014 7:47 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno understands what his coaches expect him from him and he intends to be better next season.
Impact"They've taught me a lot about what it takes to play in this league," Foligno said. "They've been getting some messages across once in a while. If you're ready to play every night, you're going to get ice time. If you're not, the ice time is going to slowly dwindle. I know this summer is a big summer for me. You have to be ready for training camp. I think that's all they want from us. The standards are going to be higher, and they expect more right from the get-go next year." It was a disappointing year for Foligno, who endured six scoring slumps of seven games or more, including a pair of 11-game droughts without a point. He finished the season with seven goals and 19 points in 74 contests. Foligno also had a shoulder injury at the end of the year and it hasn't been determined yet if he'll have surgery.
Marcus Foligno will be back on Tuesday | 04/08/2014 8:00 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno (knee) will be back in Buffalo's lineup on Tuesday after it was originally thought that he could be done for the rest of the season.
Impact"Feels really good. ... It was more of a bone bruise," he said. "I think I just jammed it up pretty good. It was a scary incident there. In that kind of moment you want to take caution and make sure the knee is good. I'm ready to get back on the ice." He missed two games with a knee injury.
Marcus Foligno (knee) surprised to be OK | 04/07/2014 10:29 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno skated for the first time on Sunday after he suffer what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Thursday night.
Impact"It was pretty gross," Foligno said after seeing the replay of him hitting the ice with St. Louis defenseman Roman Polak. "If you had told me I was gonna be skating while I was falling, I would have told you I had no chance. It's felt pretty good. After coming off it was more of a stinger and bone bruise. No ACL, MCL, meniscus. I was able to keep icing it, days off and today back on the ice." He is considered to be close to returning to the lineup and could play as soon as Tuesday night.
Marcus Foligno suffers an undisclosed injury | 04/04/2014 12:25 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno is dealing with an injury.
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ImpactThe Buffalo Sabres have called up Luke Adam to fill in as Foligno might not be able to return before the end of the season. Foligno has 17 points and 80 penalty minutes in 70 games this season.
Marcus Foligno should be available for Thurs. | 03/27/2014 2:13 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno is expected to play Thursday after he left Tuesday's contest early with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactIn 66 games this season, Foligno has seven goals and 17 points.
Marcus Foligno thrown out of game for hit | 03/07/2014 10:33 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno received a five minute major penalty and a game misconduct for delivering a hit from behind on Brandon Pirri in the Sabres' 2-0 loss to Florida on Friday night.
ImpactFoligno picked up 15 minutes worth of penalties in total.
Marcus Foligno hopes to end season strong | 02/24/2014 10:18 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno wants to get back into fold for Buffalo coming out of the Olympic break.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for the Sabres in their last game before the NHL's hiatus. "You've got to go forward and build off it," Foligno said. "You want to stay in the lineup. When you look at it, you've got 25 games left and you've got to work your hardest." He has one goal and two assists in his last 19 games and just 14 points in 51 contests on the year.
Sabres make Marcus Foligno a healthy scratch | 02/07/2014 7:19 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno was a healthy scratch Thursday.
Impact"He's a young player," interim coach Ted Nolan said. "He has to learn to play on a consistent basis. You can't do it sometimes. He's got to learn to do it all the time, and the only way you're going to try to get a message to him, the only thing we have now, is ice time." Foligno has one goal and two assists in his last 19 games.
Foligno probable against Jackets Saturday | 01/18/2014 8:48 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno is probable for Saturday night's game against the Blue Jackets.
ImpactHe has missed the Sabres' last two games with an undisclosed issue but seems to be over it as he particpated in all drills at practice Friday. Get ready to activate Foligno if you need him.
Foligno (undisclosed) should be back Saturday | 01/17/2014 4:36 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (undisclosed) was able to fully participate in Friday's practice.
ImpactFoligno's injury is apparently one that he's been battling for a while, but it flared up on Tuesday. He skipped Wednesday's contest, but he's feeling better and should be fine on Saturday.
Foligno is day-to-day with undisclosed injury | 01/15/2014 5:19 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno has an undisclosed injury.
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ImpactFoligno will miss Wednesday's contest as a result and is day-to-day beyond that. He has 11 points and 57 penalty minutes in 40 games this season.
Marcus Foligno (flu) misses Monday's game | 12/24/2013 5:56 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno (flu) didn't suit up on Monday.
ImpactHe has only 11 points in 33 games this campaign, but he managed to record three in his last three matches entering the holiday break. We will assume that he'll be back to 100 percent once NHL play resumes for the Sabres on Friday in Toronto.
Marcus Foligno posts Gprdie Hpwe hat trick | 12/19/2013 10:16 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno registered a Gordie Howe hat trick in Thursday's 4-2 win over Boston.
ImpactFoligno picked up a goal, an assist and engaged in a fight to lift the Sabres to victory. Brian Flynn, Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers also tallied for Buffalo in the victory.
Marcus Foligno ends 11-game point slump | 12/18/2013 7:10 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno scored 50 seconds into the third period to help spark Buffalo's comeback win over Winnipeg.
ImpactHis fourth goal of the season tied the game at 2-2 after the Jets established a 2-0 lead early into the second. He has set up Cody Hodgson, who returned to the lineup from a lower-body injury. The two of them played on a new-look line with Matt D'Agostini. It ended an 11-game point drought for Foligno, who has struggled mightily offensively this season.
Marcus Foligno off to disappointing start | 12/02/2013 9:45 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno has seen his ice time dip under interim coach Ted Nolan.
ImpactHe has two points in his last eight games, but none in his past six, and he's logged over 11 minutes of ice time just three times during that span. Foligno has three goals, eight points, 27 penalty minutes and a minus-10 rating in 25 games this season. His spot in the lineup is not secure and there's a chance that he could be bumped when Cody McCormick returns from injury or when the Sabres want to reinsert Mikhail Grigorenko into the fold.
Marcus Foligno contributes 2 assists Weds. | 10/24/2013 10:09 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno contributed two assists against Boston Wednesday night.
ImpactHe assisted on both of Buffalo's goals in a 5-2 loss. Foligno has picked up two goals and two assists in his last four games. In the past, he has had trouble maintaining consistency so you should probably hold off giving him a chance for now.
Marcus Foligno comes out hitting in debut | 10/09/2013 7:08 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno picked up a game-high seven hits in Tuesday's overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
ImpactOne of those hits resulted in a fight with Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas. Foligno was making his season debut after suffering a shoulder injury during the exhibition schedule.
Marcus Foligno to start on Buffalo's 2nd line | 10/08/2013 2:15 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) will make his season debut Tuesday night.
ImpactHe missed the first three games of the year due to a shoulder injury. Foligno skated alongside Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford. He had a strong preseason prior to getting injured and is looking to continue that success in the regular season.
Marcus Foligno is expected to play Tuesday | 10/07/2013 1:46 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno is projected to return from a shoulder injury Tuesday night.
ImpactHe missed the first three games of the season due to the ailment. Foligno had been skating in Buffalo's top-six group during the exhibition schedule and he saw time with Thomas Vanek and Cody Hodgson early on. The Sabres should take him off injured reserve tonight or tomorrow.
Marcus Foligno aims to return next Tuesday | 10/03/2013 6:32 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) is targeting Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay for his return.
ImpactHe skated in a non-contact role during Thursday's practice. Foligno isn't expected to play in Buffalo's next two games.
Foligno out Wednesday, questionable Friday | 10/01/2013 6:16 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) will not be available on Wednesday.
ImpactFoligno hasn't taken part in a full Sabres practice since suffering the injury on Sept. 22. He might also be sidelined for Buffalo's games on Friday and Saturday.
Sabres place 4 on IR, including M. Foligno | 10/01/2013 6:30 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) was moved to Buffalo's injured reserve list on Monday.
ImpactHe isn't expected to be available for Buffalo's 2013-14 opener on Wednesday night at Detroit. The Sabres also put defenseman Nikita Zadorov (finger) as well as forwards Corey Tropp (jaw) and Joel Armia (hand) on injured reserve to start the year.
Marcus Foligno won't play in season opener | 09/30/2013 4:28 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) didn't participate in Monday's practice.
ImpactFoligno will not be available for the Sabres' season opener as a result. He had five goals and 18 points in 47 games last season.
Marcus Foligno misses Saturday's practice | 09/29/2013 9:44 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno missed Saturday's practice due to his strained shoulder.
ImpactFoligno is still projected to play in the Sabres' season opener on Wednesday. He had 18 points and 41 penalty minutes in 47 contests in 2013.
Marcus Foligno likely done for preseason | 09/25/2013 1:29 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno (shoulder) probably won't play in Buffalo's final two preseason games.
ImpactThe Sabres still think Foligno will be available for the regular season opener. He had five goals and 18 points in 47 games last season.
Marcus Foligno (shoulder) skips Monday skate | 09/24/2013 7:16 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno didn't skate Monday because of what is believed to be a shoulder injury.
ImpactHe was being re-evaluated so consider him day-to-day. Foligno has had a very good training camp, so hopefully he returns soon.
Marcus Foligno has 'brough it' during NHL-X | 09/23/2013 9:37 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno has been productive this preseason.
ImpactHe has recorded three goals and one assist in three exhibition contests. Foligno has been playing alongside quality players like Cody Hodgson, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford as he prepares for the 2013-14 campaign. "I think he's brought it," coach Ron Rolston said. "He's moving really well out there. He's big, he's strong. He's making room, making things happen out there with his size. That's the way he's got to play."
Marcus Foligno buries a pair in Sabres' win | 09/17/2013 11:00 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno scored twice in the Sabres' 3-1 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night.
ImpactThe 22 year-old American could be poised for a breakout season after notching 31 points in his first 61 NHL games over the past two years.
Marcus Foligno opens camp on top line | 09/12/2013 3:42 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno skated on Buffalo's top line on the opening day of training camp.
ImpactHe got to play with Cody Hodgson and Thomas Vanek. If he can maintain that spot when the regular season opens then it would would go a long towards helping his fantasy stock improve. Foligno had five goals and 18 points in 47 games during a disappointing rookie season with the Sabres in 2013.
M. Foligno wants to work on his consistency | 05/09/2013 10:26 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno said he won Buffalo's Rookie of the Year Award by "default" since he was the only rookie to spend the whole season with the Sabres.
Impact"It was tough," Foligno said referring to his underwhelming 18-point season. "That's the way it goes sometimes. You're not always happy. It's not like the effort was not there. It's just some things aren't working. I thought I had some good games, and just consistency is an area I've got to work on." He took a step back in 2013 after recording 13 points in just 14 appearances during the 2011-12 campaign. Foligno wants to be better next year.
Marcus Foligno ends goal slump with a pair | 03/12/2013 9:50 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno netted a pair of goals Tuesday to power the Sabres to a 3-1 victory against the Rangers.
ImpactHe snapped a 20-game goalless drought with his two-goal effort and he finished the night with four shots on goal. Thomas Vanek added his 14th marker of the year, as the team's other score in the match.
Marcus Foligno can't end slumps on top line | 03/04/2013 11:21 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno has played the past two games on Buffalo's top line with Thomas Vanek sidelined with an upper-body injury.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch against Florida last Thursday night, but in two appearances since then he has lined up alongside Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville. Unfortunately, the move hasn't helped him end his lengthy scoring drought. Foligno hasn't netted a goal in 17 straight games and he has gone without a point in seven consecutive matches.
Sabres to scratch Marcus Foligno Thursday | 02/28/2013 3:24 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno will be a healthy scratch Thursday against Florida.
ImpactHe has one goal in 20 contests this season and none his last 15, so the decision isn't shocking. Still, Foligno isn't worried about sitting for the first time this season. "I've got to know that I have a long career ahead of me and just keep working and learn from this," he said.
M. Foligno among Sabres looking for goals | 02/27/2013 3:16 PM
NewsMarcus Foligno hasn't scored a goal in his last 15 games and he has found of the back just once in 20 contests.
ImpactHe has seen his ice time decrease the past two games, but that should pick up if he starts to play better. The Sabres are in desperate need of some secondary scoring and have plenty of players riding lengthy slumps, including Foligno. Nathan Gerbe has no goals in 16 games, while Drew Stafford has one marker in 20 contests and Jason Pominville has one tally in 10 matches.
Marcus Foligno ends point drought Sunday | 01/28/2013 11:08 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno got his first point of the 2013 campaign in his fifth game with the Sabres on Sunday.
ImpactFoligno has racked up 10 shots and 11 penalty minutes so far, but his offensive production thus far hasn't been up to par with some of the expectations placed upon him going into the year. However, you should remember that he is still only 21 years of age and adjusting to the play of the NHL. Foligno was great last season in a small sample size of 14 games, so he will probably continue to improve as this season moves along.
Marcus Foligno ready to resume NHL career | 01/16/2013 11:17 AM
NewsMarcus Foligno is looking to pick up where he left off last season in the NHL after keeping himself ready in the minors.
Impact"You can't get frustrated. The lockout could get to you, knowing you had a good end to last year and had a good chance to start with Buffalo," Foligno said. "I had a lot of support from the coaching staff down there and the coaches from the Sabres always being down there watching. You always felt you were being scouted so it helped you to keep working hard and not be complacent." He had six goals and seven assists in 14 games with Buffalo last year and he registered 27 points in 33 contests with Rochester during the lockout. Foligno is expected to rejoin Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford in the team's top-six forward group, which should help him be among the top rookie scorers in the league in the shortened schedule.
|2/06/2014||Buf||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:at TB||last:Mar 6||2|
|Assists||2||vs. Bos||Oct 23||2|
|Points||2||3 times-last:at TB||last:Mar 6||2|
|Penalty Minutes||17||vs. Wsh||Dec 29||5|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Bos||last:Dec 19||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||74 times-last:vs. NYI||last:Apr 13||1|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Bos||Oct 23||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||at CBJ||Jan 25||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at CBJ||Jan 25||1|
|Shots||5||at SJ||Nov 5||4|
|Penalty Minutes||82||2013-14 (Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2011-12 (Buf)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2013-14 (Buf)|
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