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71 Nick Foligno LW
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 10/31/1987 | Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, USA | Team: Columbus Blue Jackets | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/77 | Average Draft Position: 212.71
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12/18/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Foligno Racks Up Three Points For Jackets

News: Nick Foligno scored two goals -- one on a power play -- and added a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Washington.
Analysis: On the dark side of things, he went minus-1 and lost eight out of nine faceoffs. But hey, it's a three-point night, so let's not nitpick too much -- especially now that Nick Foligno's officially a point-per-game man, with 30 in 30.

12/12/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Notches OT Winner

News: Nick Foligno scored the Jackets' first goal and then found net on an overtime power play to deliver a 3-2 win over Washington on Thursday.
Analysis: Another fine effort by Nick Foligno, who continues to own nearly a point-per-game pace despite his somewhat on-again, off-again scoring over the last few weeks. His 26 points are just one short of Ryan Johansen's team-leading 27, and he's on pace to blow past his personal records in basically every category here in his age-27 campaign.

12/5/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Nabs Goal No. 11

News: Nick Foligno potted his 11th goal of the season in Thursday's shootout win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Nick Foligno also chipped in seven hits defensively, making for a solid all-around performance for the winger, who has probably been the Jackets' best offensive threat outside of Ryan Johansen this season. The 27-year-old has seen his production taper off slightly in the last three weeks, but he's still picking up points with enough regularity to remain worthy of rostering in most formats.

11/22/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Continues Remarkable Season

News: Nick Foligno bagged his 10th goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's shootout loss to Boston.
Analysis: After being held off the scoresheet in the last two games, it didn't take long for Nick Foligno to get back on track. The 27-year-old now has 20 points in 18 games, to go with a tidy plus-4 rating. A known 40-point guy producing at a point-per-game pace in 2014-15? This can't be real life, can it? Foligno is thriving on the top line and doesn't appear to be slowing down. He won't keep producing at this torrid pace, but he should post career totals. Ride him while he's hot.

11/19/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Columbus' Foligno: Hand Feeling Fine

News: Nick Foligno's hand is reportedly fine after he appeared to injure it during a fight late in Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno headed to the locker room about midway through the third period and didn't return, but it sounds like the Blue Jackets were just holding him out for precautionary purposes since the game had already devolved into a blowout. The winger did require some dental work after the game, but it shouldn't impact his availability for the Jackets' next game Friday versus the Bruins.

11/18/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Leaves With Possible Hand Injury

News: Nick Foligno headed to the locker room after hurting his hand following a third-period fight with Brendan Smith in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: It was a rather pointless fight with the Blue Jackets trailing 4-0 at the time, and the team can only hope Nick Foligno didn't pay a major price for his misdeeds. He may have just been held out for the remainder of the contest as a precaution since the outcome was already decided, but expect further information on his condition to become available following Wednesday's practice. Foligno has supplied an astounding nine goals and nine assists over 17 contests this season, so a potential absence could prove costly to the Blue Jackets.

11/14/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Punishes Flyers With Two Goals

News: Nick Foligno scored twice and added an assist in Friday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nick Foligno continues to be one of the biggest surprises this season, recording nine goals and 18 points in 15 games thus far. Playing on the top line and top power-play unit with Ryan Johansen, Foligno has notched five power-play goals this season -- tied for tops in the NHL. Considering the 27-year-old only managed 39 points in 70 games last season, what he has accomplished so far in 2014-15 is simply remarkable. Who saw an offensive breakout coming for Foligno in his eighth NHL season? He will slow down, but still expect him to post career numbers.

11/9/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB Jackets' Foligno Pockets Two More Points Saturday

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Pockets Two More Points Saturday

News: Nick Foligno scored a goal and an assist, both on the power play, in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: He now has three multi-point games in his last four, and 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 13 games on the year. Nick Foligno has been one of the few bright spots on an almost comically-undermanned Blue Jackets roster that has been crippled by injuries, but as long as he continues to see top-six ice time Foligno's capable of staying hot.

11/4/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB Foligno Carries Jackets' Offense In Loss

Nick Foligno

Foligno Carries Jackets' Offense In Loss

News: Nick Foligno was the only Blue Jacket able to penetrate Cam Ward in Tuesday's loss to Carolina, scoring two goals (one on the power play) on four shots.
Analysis: After opening the season on a six-game point streak, he went scoreless over a three-game stretch, but has bounced back with consecutive multi-point efforts. The fifth and sixth goals of the year for Nick Foligno push his point total to 13 in just 11 contests -- a stunning early-season breakout for a guy who's only exceeded 40 points one time in seven NHL seasons.

11/1/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB Jackets' Foligno: Escapes Injury, Gets Two Points

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno: Escapes Injury, Gets Two Points

News: Nick Foligno scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Devils. He now has 11 points, including four goals, in his last 10 games.
Analysis: He had a scare in the second period when he was hit in the face with a puck. He went to the dressing room for evaluation but was able to return in the third period. Right now he's on a pace that would outstrip his career numbers by a huge margin. Take advantage -- regression to the mean will occur soon.

10/31/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno To Play Friday

News: Nick Foligno (neck) will return to the lineup Friday against the Maple Leafs, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno was a full participant in line rushes during the Blue Jackets' morning skate, confirming his return to the lineup later in the evening. The winger missed just one game after he was stretched off the ice Sunday against the Kings, escaping with just a minor stinger. With a multitude of key forwards still on Columbus' injured reserve list, Foligno will be counted on as a major force offensively now that he's back healthy.

10/30/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Practices Thursday

News: Nick Foligno (neck) took part in Thursday's practice, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno sat out the Blue Jackets' last game Tuesday, but his participation in Thursday's practice session bodes well for his chances of playing Friday. The Blue Jackets could certainly use him with six forwards out with injuries.

10/29/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Questionable For Friday

News: Nick Foligno (neck) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Maple Leafs, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The Blue Jackets have been absolutely gutted by injuries so far this season, but it doesn't sound like the team is worried about having to add Nick Foligno to their ever-growing IR list. Foligno, who didn't play Tuesday night after he was stretchered off the ice in Sunday's contest, is being listed as day-to-day, and could attempt to practice Thursday. The team should have more to say about his condition following Thursday's session.

10/28/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno To Sit Tuesday

News: Nick Foligno (neck) will miss Tuesday's game against the Senators, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: After sitting out the team's morning skate, Nick Foligno predictably wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, verifying his status as a scratch Tuesday. The winger fortunately appears to have avoided a serious neck injury after he was stretched off the ice Sunday, but his status for the team's back-to-back with Toronto and New Jersey over the weekend remains in peril.

10/28/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Sits Out Morning Skate

News: Nick Foligno (neck) did not take part in Tuesday's morning skate.
Analysis: Nick Foligno is considered day-to-day with a sore neck, but his absence Tuesday morning hints at him sitting out Tuesday's game against the Senators. Expect an update on Foligno's status when the Blue Jackets make a final call on his availability for Tuesday's game.

10/27/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Could Play Tuesday

News: Nick Foligno (neck) is hoping to be cleared for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno left Sunday's game against the Kings on a stretcher after a scary collision with a linesman along the boards, but apparently the injury isn't as serious as it appeared. Foligno described the injury as a "stinger," and said the exit on a stretcher was just precautionary. Even if he's not cleared in time for Tuesday's contest with the Sens, it's still excellent news that his injury isn't serious.

10/26/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Leaves On Stetcher

News: Nick Foligno was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Kings on a stretcher, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno went down after unfortunately hitting the crown of his helmet on the linesman's hip while falling down Sunday. The incident left Foligno face-down for quite some time, until a stretcher brought him off the ice. In an encouraging development, Foligno was reportedly alert and able to speak with medical personnel once exiting Sunday's game. Nonetheless, his condition moving forward is unclear at the moment. The 26-year-old had been enjoying a wildly productive season prior to suffering the injury, totaling nine points and a plus-4 rating in the Jackets' first eight games.

10/23/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB Jackets' Foligno Stays Red-Hot

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Stays Red-Hot

News: Nick Foligno pushed his season-opening point streak to six games Thursday, notching a goal, an assist, a plus-2 and three PIM in a win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Both of his points were big ones -- Nick Foligno's assist on Ryan Johansen's first goal started the first of two comebacks for the Jackets, and his power-play tally tied the game in the latter half of the third period. It looks like he's really turned a corner here at the start of the season, but it seems unlikely that Foligno, whose career high is 47 points, can maintain anything resembling his current pace.

10/18/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB Jackets' Foligno: Points In Every Game This Season

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno: Points In Every Game This Season

News: Nick Foligno's strong start to the season continued Saturday night when he picked up a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa. He now has picked up at least one point in each of Columbus' five games this season.
Analysis: He was credited with the goal -- it actually went in off the skate of a Sens player -- but a goal is a goal. He now has two goals and five assists in those five games. Take advantage -- this could be a career year.

10/12/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Has Two-Point Night Saturday

News: Nick Foligno scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: He also supplied four shots and four hits while finishing the night at plus-1. Nick Foligno has stepped up so far on offense for the Jackets, with three points (one goal, two assists) through their first two games.

10/5/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Jackets' Foligno Scores Twice In Preseason Finale

News: Skating with Mark Letestu and Alexander Wennberg on Saturday, Nick Foligno scored twice in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 win over the Predators.
Analysis: With Ryan Johansen still unsigned and both Nathan Horton (back) and Boone Jenner (hand) out to begin the season, Nick Foligno will likely be handed a bigger scoring role out of the gate. Foligno led the Jackets with three goals and seven points in five preseason games, and could be a sneaky late round pick or waiver wire pickup.

4/21/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Back In Lineup

News: Nick Foligno (knee) will play Monday against the Penguins, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Based on the team's morning skate, Nick Foligno, who last suited up on April 3, figures to work Monday night on a line with Artem Anisimov and R.J. Umberger.

4/20/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Skates Saturday

News: Nick Foligno (knee) was able to skate on his own after Saturday's morning session, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Coach Todd Richards said afterwards that he hopes to have Nick Foligno available for Monday's Game 3. He's missed the Blue Jackets' last seven games with the injury.

4/18/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Blue Jackets' Foligno Still Possible For Saturday

News: Nick Foligno (knee) could still play in Saturday's game against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Head coach Todd Richards said Thursday that Nick Foligno would not be available Saturday, but he now has a chance to play after taking part in Friday's practice. A final decision on Foligno's status will be made just before the first puck is dropped Saturday.

4/17/2014

Nick Foligno, LW, CLB

Nick Foligno

Columbus' Foligno Out For Game 2

News: Coach Todd Richards said Nick Foligno (knee) would miss Saturday's Game 2 against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Foligno is still expected to play at some point in the series, but the Blue Jackets may need to steal a win or two in order to buy enough time for his return.