Foligno was activated from injured reserve Friday. Foligno has missed the Blue Jackets last six games with an upper-body injury, but resumed skating Thursday, which was the first indication that the 28-year-old winger was likely nearing a return to action. The former first-round pick has played well this season, tallying 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in 39 games. He'll likely slot back into Columbus' lineup as a bottom-six forward Saturday against the Bruins.
Foligno (upper body) took part in an optional team skate Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. He hasn't yet been cleared by team doctors and there's no official timetable for Foligno's return, but if he's able to ramp up his activity level over the next few days he could rejoin the Jackets lineup right after the All-Star break.
Foligno (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve and will be out indefinitely. Foligno sustained the injury Friday night against Carolina after opposing center Brad Malone leveled him with a shot to the head. With Foligno unfit to play Saturday and beyond, the Blue Jackets have responded by promoting popular call-up Kerby Rychel from AHL Lake Erie on an emergency basis. Since Foligno has been slapped with the "out indefinitely" tag, fantasy owners would be wise to keep him on the bench until the team has a chance to plan his rehab steps.
Foligno found the back of the net in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild, extending his point streak to seven games. After an awful start to the season, as he felt the weight of his new contract and new responsibilities as the Blue Jackets' captain, Foligno has relaxed and racked up two goals and 10 points over his last 10 games. If he was cut loose in a shallower league, snap him up.
Foligno collected three assists Tuesday in a 6-3 win over the Stars. Foligno missed the previous three games due to an undisclosed injury but logged 12:30 of ice time in an emphatic return to game action. He's an energetic winger with a scoring touch, but the team's overall struggles in the defensive end have hurt Foligno's rating -- he's at minus-8 through 36 contests.
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