Foudy scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 3-0 Game 5 elimination victory over Toronto. Foudy's goal with 8:20 left in regulation was a backbreaker for the Maple Leafs, who were caught making a brutal line change while trailing 1-0. Foudy had time and space to walk out from the corner and bested Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen five-hole from below the faceoff circle. It was the first career NHL goal for the 20-year-old, who was entrusted with over 17 minutes of ice time in the elimination game. The young center, a first-round pick in 2018, had appeared in only two regular-season games for the Blue Jackets prior to playoffs.
Foudy was on an 18-game point streak for London when the OHL season was suspended, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports. The 18th overall pick in the 2018 draft was having the breakout campaign in junior the Jackets were hoping for, and Foudy had racked up 28 goals and 68 points through only 45 games when hockey was put on pause. After already getting a cup of coffee in the NHL on an emergency recall this season, expect the 20-year-old to push for a spot in Columbus next season.
Foudy was reassigned to OHL London on Friday. In two games with the Jackets, Foudy notched one assist, three shots and three hits while averaging 14:13 of ice time. With his junior team playing games Friday and Saturday, it's possible Columbus recalls the youngster ahead of Sunday's clash with the Devils. In the meantime. Jacob Lilja was brought up from AHL Cleveland in a corresponding roster move.
Foudy will be recalled from OHL London and will suit up versus the Sabres on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Foudy saw 10:23 of ice time in his previous appearance for the Blue Jackets and will now get another look with Cam Atkinson (ankle) facing an extended absence. Until Josh Anderson (shoulder) is cleared to play, Foudy will likely remain with Columbus to help bolster an already thin forward group.
The Blue Jackets demoted Foudy to OHL London on Monday. Foudy made his NHL debut in Monday's contest against the Lightning, recording two shots on goal in 10:21 of ice time. He'll head back to OHL London, where he has 43 points in 32 games this season.
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