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Foligno (neck) will return to the lineup Friday against the Maple Leafs, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Foligno was a full participant in line rushes during the Blue Jackets' morning skate, confirming his return to the lineup later in the evening. The winger missed just one game after he was stretched off the ice Sunday against the Kings, escaping with just a minor stinger. With a multitude of key forwards still on Columbus' injured reserve list, Foligno will be counted on as a major force offensively now that he's back healthy.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 28 Days

Foligno (neck) took part in Thursday's practice, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.

Foligno sat out the Blue Jackets' last game Tuesday, but his participation in Thursday's practice session bodes well for his chances of playing Friday. The Blue Jackets could certainly use him with six forwards out with injuries.

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Foligno (neck) will miss Tuesday's game against the Senators, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

After sitting out the team's morning skate, Foligno predictably wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, verifying his status as a scratch Tuesday. The winger fortunately appears to have avoided a serious neck injury after he was stretched off the ice Sunday, but his status for the team's back-to-back with Toronto and New Jersey over the weekend remains in peril.

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Foligno (neck) did not take part in Tuesday's morning skate.

Foligno is considered day-to-day with a sore neck, but his absence Tuesday morning hints at him sitting out Tuesday's game against the Senators. Expect an update on Foligno's status when the Blue Jackets make a final call on his availability for Tuesday's game.

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Foligno (neck) is hoping to be cleared for Tuesday's game against the Senators, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Foligno left Sunday's game against the Kings on a stretcher after a scary collision with a linesman along the boards, but apparently the injury isn't as serious as it appeared. Foligno described the injury as a "stinger," and said the exit on a stretcher was just precautionary. Even if he's not cleared in time for Tuesday's contest with the Sens, it's still excellent news that his injury isn't serious.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 1 Month

Foligno was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Kings on a stretcher, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Foligno went down after unfortunately hitting the crown of his helmet on the linesman's hip while falling down Sunday. The incident left Foligno face-down on the ice for quite some time, until a stretcher brought him off the ice. In an encouraging development, Foligno was reportedly alert and able to speak with medical personnel once exiting Sunday's game. Nonetheless, his condition moving forward is unclear at the moment.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 1 Month

Foligno pushed his season-opening point streak to six games Thursday, notching a goal, an assist, a plus-2 and three PIM in a win over the Sharks.

Both of his points were big ones -- Foligno's assist on Ryan Johansen's first goal started the first of two comebacks for the Jackets, and his power-play tally tied the game in the latter half of the third period. It looks like he's really turned a corner here at the start of the season, but it seems unlikely that Foligno, whose career high is 47 points, can maintain anything resembling his current pace.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 1 Month

Foligno's strong start to the season continued Saturday night when he picked up a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa. He now has picked up at least one point in each of Columbus' five games this season.

He was credited with the goal -- it actually went in off the skate of a Sens' player -- but a goal is a goal. He now has two goals and five assists in those five games. Take advantage -- this could be a career year.

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Foligno scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

He also supplied four shots and four hits while finishing the night at plus-1. Foligno has stepped up so far on offense for the Jackets, with three points (one goal, two assists) through their first two games.

Nick Foligno LW CLS 2 Months

Skating with Mark Letestu and Alexander Wennberg on Saturday, Foligno scored twice in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 win over the Predators.

With Ryan Johansen still unsigned and both Nathan Horton (back) and Boone Jenner (hand) out to begin the season, Foligno will likely be handed a bigger scoring role out of the gate. Foligno led the Jackets with three goals and seven points in five preseason games, and could be a sneaky late round pick or waiver wire pickup.