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Sabres prospect Marcus Foligno finally set for a day off

Finally, it seems, Marcus Foligno can rest. He could use the down time.

The Sabres' prospect finished a whirlwind run Wednesday night. He had a goal and assist in Rochester's 4-1 victory over Lake Erie, his fifth game in six days. And the day off wasn't easy, either. The recap:

Friday: Amerks at San Antonio

Saturday: Amerks at Texas (Austin)

Sunday: Amerks at Houston

Monday: Fly from Houston to Atlanta to Rochester; get in car and ride to Ottawa

Tuesday: Sabres at Ottawa

Wednesday: Lake Erie at Rochester

"Obviously, playing [Tuesday] night in the NHL, I’ll take it anytime," Foligno said in Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. "Definitely, the legs are feeling the tiredness right now, but that’s what the break is for. I’m pretty happy."

Foligno's father, Mike, watched his son make his NHL debut Tuesday (against another son, Senators forward Nick Foligno) and was in the stands again Wednesday in Rochester.

"It’s unbelievable," Marcus Foligno said. "[Tuesday] night was just something I’ll never forget. Obviously, the first NHL game, but to have family there – 30-plus family members and friends – it’s something special. Obviously, to have a proud father there was great for me and Nick. Nick was really excited and so was I, but I think the family was even more excited than we were.

"All in all, it was just an amazing night."

---John Vogl

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