Foligno (knee) finished the season with a career-high 13 goals, 12 of which came at even strength, and matched last year's total of 23 points. Foligno missed the last two games of the season due to a knee injury, but had one of the most productive seasons of his career. He finished the season with 279 hits in 80 games, an average of 3.5 hits per game, which is second only to Toronto's Matt Martin. After toiling on the team's bottom two lines to begin his career, Foligno's improvement and consistency saw him get promoted to Jack Eichel's left wing in the second half of the season, and his physical play often helped open the ice for Eichel and right winger Sam Reinhart. Another encouraging sign in Foligno's development is his increased willingness to shoot the puck, and for the fourth straight season he improved his shooting percentage. Foligno is penciled in as the second-line left winger for now, and if he maintains that spot he may be poised for a breakout season next year.
Foligno (knee) has been ruled out for the final two games of the season. Foligno will end the campaign just one point shy of setting a new career high, instead repeating his 2015-16 total of 23. While he has been primarily utilized in a second-line role, the winger averaged just 15:28 this season and was not a part of the Sabres power play. Unless he can expand his responsibilities to 5-on-4 situations, the 25-year-old will remain a mid-range fantasy option as best.
Foligno (knee) won't return to Wednesday's matchup with Montreal. The severity of Foligno's ailment is currently unknown, but the Sabres only have two games left in the 2016-17 campaign, so he could be in danger of missing the rest of the season. More information regarding Foligno's availability for Saturday's game against the Panthers should be released in the coming days.
Foligno scored a goal and logged 18:31 of ice time during Monday's win over Florida. The 25-year-old winger has been bouncing up and down the depth chart for most of the season, so while he spent the majority of the night with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart on Monday, he could find himself in a bottom-six role sooner than later. Foligno appears to have also plateaued offensively -- he's notched 20, 23 and 23 points over the past three seasons -- with his fantasy value stemming from his contributions in the PIM (71) and hits (266) columns this year. However, when he's projected to play with Eichel and Reinhart, Foligno is a potential value play in daily contests.
Foligno scored a shorthanded goal and an empty-netter in Thursday's 6-3 win over Arizona. Thursday's production equaled his output from the prior 23 games put together, which should tell you a lot about Foligno's fantasy value. He has set himself a new career high in goals with 12, but unless your league counts hits (where he's elite) and PIM (where he contributes decently), he's not worth owning in most formats.
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