Marcus Foligno Done For The Year

There's been concern for a couple of days now that Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno, who's been out with a lower-body injury, might be shut down for the season. That's now the report being offered by insider Michael Russo of The Athletic: 

Russo says that Foligno will be undergoing season-ending surgery on a groin injury that's been nagging at him for quite a while now. He first was forced out of the lineup with it on Dec. 31st, then missed a full month from early February until early March.

It's a brutal break for the 13-year veteran, who had abdominal surgery after last season, and now it appears he will be needing the same type of procedure once again. 

It's been a rough stretch for Foligno, who had a career-high 23 goals and +25 rating in the 2021-22 season, but then struggled to just seven goals in 65 games last year, and will now finish this campaign with only 55 games played with 10 goals, 12 assists and 22 points, along with a team-leading 179 hits, and a +10 rating.

The 32-year-old signed a slightly surprising four-year, $16 million extension with the Wild before this season began, a deal which kicks in next year. The contract also comes with a full no-move clause for the first two years, then a 15-team no-trade list for the final two seasons of the deal. 

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