Marcus Foligno considers himself among the fortunate with the NHL lockout preparing to enter its second month.
As much as the hard-hitting forward would prefer to be wearing a Buffalo Sabres uniform, Foligno can appreciate there are far worse things than opening the season with Rochester of the American Hockey League.
Just ask his older brother Nick Foligno, a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who's back home in Sudbury, Ontario, going stir crazy during the NHL lockout.
''He reminds me every day,'' said Foligno, who unlike his brother is eligible to play in the minors.
''People think it's tough to be down here, but it isn't. It's a great opportunity for myself,'' he said. ''And I know from talking to Nick, he's pretty bummed out every day, and he's bored.''
The NHL season, which was supposed to open on Thursday, remains on indefinite hold.
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