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Foligno scored two goals in Buffalo's 4-3 shootout win over Carolina on Tuesday.

Foligno played 18:03 and led all forwards with 3:02 on the penalty kill as the budding power forward played his best game of the season. After scoring just seven goals last year, Foligno has challenged himself to be a more consistent and better overall player. He's on the right track, though it's early in the season. Foligno has 20-goal potential but offense will be hard to come by for the Sabres, who score by committee with no standout top line. Foligno finished the night with two goals, two hits and was named the game's second star.

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Foligno (undisclosed) will play in Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.

It's not certain what type of setback prevented Foligno from playing in Monday's game, but whatever ailment he is dealing with will not keep him off the ice Tuesday.

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Foligno will not be available for Monday's game against the Ducks due to an undisclosed injury, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

It's likely Foligno acquired the injury at some point during Saturday's loss to the Blackhawks, but the severity of the ailment remains unknown at this time. Consider him questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Hurricanes, though it wouldn't be remotely surprising if he was held out until the weekend. Brian Flynn will replace him in the lineup Monday.

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Foligno, who underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, doesn't appear to be limited in training camp, NHL.com reports.

Though Foligno suited up for 74 games last season, the shoulder injury seemed to hinder his performance throughout, as he essentially matched his scoring output from the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, despite suiting up for 27 additional games. Foligno is anxious to test out the surgically-repaired shoulder in the preseason, and it should only take a few games for him to settle back into a rhythm. The Sabres showed their faith in Foligno by giving him a two-year extension in the offseason, and with better health entering the season, he'll have a decent shot at emerging as a 30-point scorer for the Sabres.

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Marcus Foligno has agreed to a two-year, $3.75 million contract extension.

Foligno had 19 points and 82 penalty minutes in 74 games with the Sabres in 2013-14. It's not surprising that he ended up getting a bridge deal after his entry-level contract expired. He's got some offensive upside and he'll get a far more lucrative contract next time if he can live up to his potential.

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Marcus Foligno understands what his coaches expect him from him and he intends to be better next season.

"They've taught me a lot about what it takes to play in this league," Foligno said. "They've been getting some messages across once in a while. If you're ready to play every night, you're going to get ice time. If you're not, the ice time is going to slowly dwindle. I know this summer is a big summer for me. You have to be ready for training camp. I think that's all they want from us. The standards are going to be higher, and they expect more right from the get-go next year." It was a disappointing year for Foligno, who endured six scoring slumps of seven games or more, including a pair of 11-game droughts without a point. He finished the season with seven goals and 19 points in 74 contests. Foligno also had a shoulder injury at the end of the year and it hasn't been determined yet if he'll have surgery.

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Marcus Foligno (knee) will be back in Buffalo's lineup on Tuesday after it was originally thought that he could be done for the rest of the season.

"Feels really good. ... It was more of a bone bruise," he said. "I think I just jammed it up pretty good. It was a scary incident there. In that kind of moment you want to take caution and make sure the knee is good. I'm ready to get back on the ice." He missed two games with a knee injury.

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Marcus Foligno skated for the first time on Sunday after he suffer what appeared to be a serious knee injury on Thursday night.

"It was pretty gross," Foligno said after seeing the replay of him hitting the ice with St. Louis defenseman Roman Polak. "If you had told me I was gonna be skating while I was falling, I would have told you I had no chance. It's felt pretty good. After coming off it was more of a stinger and bone bruise. No ACL, MCL, meniscus. I was able to keep icing it, days off and today back on the ice." He is considered to be close to returning to the lineup and could play as soon as Tuesday night.

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Marcus Foligno is dealing with an injury.

The Buffalo Sabres have called up Luke Adam to fill in as Foligno might not be able to return before the end of the season. Foligno has 17 points and 80 penalty minutes in 70 games this season.

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Marcus Foligno is expected to play Thursday after he left Tuesday's contest early with an undisclosed injury.

In 66 games this season, Foligno has seven goals and 17 points.