News:Marcus Foligno scored two goals in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: That makes just three goals on the season for Marcus Foligno, who's disappointed following great expectations generated by last year's explosive debut. This game was a good sign, but he'll need to keep it up to be worthy of consideration in most fantasy leagues.
News:Marcus Foligno will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Panthers, reports Jon Vogl of The Buffalo News.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno was a revelation for the Sabres in the second half last year, but has struggled mightily to start this season. He hasn't lit the lamp since Jan. 27 in Washington, a span of 15 games. He still has multi-category potential in keeper leagues, but it's best to stash him away for now.
News:Marcus Foligno picked up two assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Leafs.
Analysis: After going scoreless in his first four games of the year, Marcus Foligno's got a goal and two assists in the last two, looking more like the player who picked up 13 points in 14 games in his first taste of the NHL last season.
News:Marcus Foligno scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals. He had gone pointless in the season's first four games.
Analysis: The Sabres' fan favorite came onto the scene with 13 points in 14 games last season. He won't be a point-per-game player, but it's reasonable to expect better production than what we've seen so far.
News: Coach Lindy Ruff said Wednesday that Marcus Foligno will be part of his top six forward to start the season, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno is bypassing some veterans for this scoring spot and will have a chance to pick up from his hot finish to the end of last season. Ruff has him tentatively slotted on the wing with center Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford.
News: GM Darcy Regier said Tuesday that Marcus Foligno and Cody Hodgson have been pulled from the lineup at Rochester of the AHL in anticipation of playing for the Sabres, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The Sabres have a number of forwards - some of which they'll need to decide what to do with - but given the excitement and production (13 points in 14 games) Marcus Foligno brought to the team down the stretch last season, it would seem pretty crazy if there wasn't a spot for him. Expect him to win a role on the second or third line.
News:Marcus Foligno has posted 11 points (5 G, 6 A) in 10 games with the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester.
Analysis: It looks like Marcus Foligno has picked up right where he left off from last season (13 points in 14 games with the Sabres). He's in for a long career as a fan favorite in Buffalo and should be on your radar as a sleeper in the event of a shortened season.
News:Marcus Foligno was assigned to the AHL on Friday, Sabres.com reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether Buffalo plans to bring Marcus Foligno back for Saturday's game against Boston. With 13 points in 14 games, his fantasy owners certainly hope that's the plan for Foligno.
News:Marcus Foligno assisted on two of Buffalo's six goals Tuesday and registered seven penalty minutes in the win over Toronto.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno was recently named the NHL's Rookie Of The Month for March and had himself a great all-around game in the Sabres' huge comeback win. He also handed out four hits and four shots on goal. He has three points in the last two games and 13 in 13 contests for the season.
News: The NHL named Marcus Foligno the Rookie of the Month for March, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno had six goals and five assists while posting a plus-10 rating in 11 games, spearheading Buffalo's playoff push. Also a great late grab off of the waiver wires that may have won a couple fantasy leagues for his owners.
News:Marcus Foligno scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Wild, as the Sabres moved to sole possession of eighth place in the East ahead of the Capitals, who have a game in hand.
Analysis: Geez, do you think the trade of Zach Kassian opened a few doors for this guy? He has 10 points (six goals, four assists) in nine games this season; all of those points have come in the eight games since his call up on March 10. He's not this prolific but he can help. Surf the wire.
News:Marcus Foligno had two assists and was plus-3 in Friday's 4-1 over the Rangers.
Analysis: His five-game point streak was snapped Wednesday, but the two assists Friday give him nine points (five goals, four assists) in seven games since being recalled from Rochester earlier this month.
News:Marcus Foligno's two goals in Monday's 7-2 victory extended his point streak to five games (five goals, two assists).
Analysis: The 20-year-old is quickly becoming a phenomenon in Buffalo, and deservedly so. He has seven points in his first six NHL games, which includes a one-game audition on Dec. 20. He also has 15 hits in those six games and adds a noticeable edge to his current line, which features the red-hot duo of Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford.
News:Marcus Foligno scored twice and was plus-3 in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno thrilled the crowd with the celebration on his first of two Wednesday, a tribute to his father, former Sabre Mike Foligno. He looks to be fitting in just fine with his new linemates, Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis, and could be sticking around for a while in Buffalo.
News:Marcus Foligno, who scored his first career goal on Saturday night, will suit up for the Sabres again on Monday night, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno, the son of former Sabre Mike Foligno, didn't go into the normal celebration antics of his old man on Saturday night, and he could not be more different as a player than his Dad was either. He's a physical player, filling the spot many thought Zach Kassian would take in the Sabres organization.
News:Marcus Foligno was recalled on an emergency basis by Buffalo on Friday, Sabres.com reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno won't be around long. His last two call-ups did not result in him seeing the ice.
News:Marcus Foligno was assigned to the AHL on Tuesday, Sabres.com reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno did not make an appearance during the call-up, and appears to be an emergency-basis sort of consideration for Buffalo for the time being.
News:Marcus Foligno has been returned to AHL Rochester, the Sabres' official site reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno is the son of former Sabre Mike Foligno and the younger brother of current Ottawa Senator Nick Foligno, so the bloodlines are there, but the 2009 fourth-rounder's latest stint was a short one. He'll be back with the Sabres in time, however.
News: Buffalo recalled Marcus Foligno on Saturday, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno has a nice combination of points (34) and PIMs (70) in 55 AHL appearances this year, but he's just someone to monitor for now.
News: The Sabres assigned Marcus Foligno to AHL Rochester on Wednesday, according to the team's official Twitter page.
Analysis: With several Sabres forwards injured, Marcus Foligno received more than 13 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut Wednesday. While his first stay in Buffalo was brief, he was at least afforded the opportunity to play against his brother. While he may be recalled later this season, he'll spend most of the remaining games in the AHL to avoid burning the first year of his entry-level contract.
News:Marcus Foligno played 13:19 in his NHL debut Tuesday during the Sabres' 4-1 loss to Ottawa, putting one shot on goal.
Analysis: Much was made of Marcus Foligno's debut, as his brother, Nick, skates for Ottawa. Foligno is a talented rookie and, due to Buffalo's injury issues, could have an extended stay with the big club.
News:Marcus Foligno was called up from Rochester (AHL) on Monday, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis:Marcus Foligno should feel right at home in Buffalo, where injuries have forced the Sabres to bring up essentially half of Rochester's opening-night roster.
News: First-round pick Zack Kassian is one of six Buffalo Sabres prospects returned to their respective Canadian junior clubs. A gritty forward who was selected 13th overall in the NHL draft in June, Kassian was returned to Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. The moves leave Buffalo with 50 players on its training camp roster and were made Thursday, before the Sabres hosted Washington to open their preseason schedule. Also returned to the juniors were forwards Luke Adam (Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), Marcus Foligno (Sudbury, OHL), Jacob Lagace (Chicoutimi, QMJHL) and defensemen Nick Crawford (Saginaw, OHL) and Brayden McNabb (Kootenay, Western Hockey League.
Analysis: Kassian is the biggest name in the group, but Adam, Lagace and McNabb are also considered top 20 prospects in the Sabres' system. None of these guys are anything more than long-term Fantash keepers.