Marcus Foligno didn't start March with the Buffalo Sabres, but after the performance he had this month, it's hard to envision him going any place else any time soon.
Foligno, recalled from Rochester of the American Hockey League on March 10, had 11 points and a plus-10 rating in 11 games to earn the NHL's Rookie of the Month award for March.
Foligno has excelled at left wing on a line centered by Tyler Ennis and with Drew Stafford on the right side to carry the Sabres offensively for much of the last month.
SOG: 16 | +/-: 9
"It's huge to contribute. I didn't have the best game, but it was good to get that goal," Foligno told reporters that night. "Just the way me, Stafford and Ennis have been playing, I don't think I created enough for those guys tonight. But games like that are going to happen, and it was good to rebound and get that one in the third."
For the month, Foligno, Ennis and Stafford combined for 20 goals and 24 assists. That trio has powered the Sabres to a 7-2-2 record since Foligno's arrival.
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