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Foligno won’t play in Sabres opener, could miss weekend games

Oct 1, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

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Buffalo Sabres winger Marcus Foligno will miss the team’s season opener on Wednesday and could also sit out their weekend games with an “upper-body strain.”

/Tries to catalog all the different things you can “strain” on your upper body, strains upper body.

Foligno, 22, became an NHL full-timer last season, scoring 18 points in 47 games. That’s not much more than the 13 points he scored in his first 14 contests in 2011-12, but his shooting percentage dropped from 26.1 percent to 9.1 as the sample size grew.

Let’s hope he can get back soon so he can score more goals like this one:

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