|Oct. 13 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST20:36 UAE12:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Foligno (left facial fracture) returned to practice Thursday and will return to action Friday against the Jets.
Analysis: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said Foligno has been fitted with a protective cage on his helmet after the physical wing underwent surgery Sunday. Foligno sustained the injury in a fight with the Blackhawks' John Hayden last Thursday.
|Sep. 14 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST2:43 UAE (+1)18:43 ETNaN:� BRT - The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with Foligno on a four-year, $11.5 million contract on Thursday.
Analysis: Foligno was acquired by the Wild on June 30, along with forward Tyler Ennis and a third-round selection in the 2018 draft, from Buffalo in exchange for forward Jason Pominville, defenseman Marco Scandella and a fourth-round selection in the 2018 draft. Foligno had 13 goals and 10 assists with 73 penalty minutes in 80 games with Buffalo last season. He also ranked fifth in the NHL with a career-high 279 hits and set career highs in goals and blocks (57).
|June 30 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST20:56 UAE12:56 ETNaN:� BRT - The Wild have acquired Foligno and fellow forward Tyler Ennis from Buffalo in exchange for defenseman Marco Scandella, forward Jason Pominville and a 2018 fourth-round pick. The Sabres will also send a 2018 third-round pick to Minnesota as part of the deal
Analysis: The 25-year-old Foligno should provide the Wild with a physical presence, as he's recorded at least 193 hits in four straight seasons and had a career-high 279 in 2016-17. He also set a personal best with 13 goals while adding 10 assists in 80 games last season.