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Sabres' Foligno named Rookie of the Month

Monday, 04.02.2012 / 3:00 PM / News

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Sabres' Foligno named Rookie of the Month
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for March.

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.

Marcus Foligno
Left Wing - BUF
GOALS: 6 | ASST: 5 | PTS: 11
SOG: 16 | +/-: 9
He's had a pair of two-goal games and scored the game-winning goal 1:45 into the third period of a 3-1 win against the Minnesota Wild that temporarily put the Sabres into eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

"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.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK

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