Foligno out 6-8 weeks with broken leg

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:29 AM ET

Nick Foligno was one of the last to leave Scotiabank Place Saturday.

He was wearing a walking cast and on crutches, disappointed and despondent.

The Senators winger blocked a shot from Montreal defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron with six minutes left in the third period and as a result will be out 6-8 weeks with a broken right leg.

It was just a stupid, stupid play, Foligno told the Ottawa Sun. Usually I try and stay in front, but he kind of delayed and I rolled over. Just stupid. The only good thing is we have the Olympic break. Ill be back for the playoffs.

In 48 games this season, Foligno has eight goals and 15 assists. He had been coming on of late and was one of the clubs better players during the win streak.

Obviously, when you lose a player like he is, and has been playing lately, its very disappointing, said Senators GM Bryan Murray.

Its very disappointing for him. He had the injury early in the season and had just gotten it going. Nobody has enough depth.

Its tough to lose a good, young player like that. But we know hell heal and after the Olympic break, well have a chance to get him back.

Folignos injury leaves Murray with a decision on whether to bring in another forward before the March 3 trade deadline.

Its tough, said Murray. (Foligno) made a great player, just getting down in front of (the puck).


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