Marcus Foligno will miss tonight’s game. ©2014, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Marcus Foligno, Chris Stewart could return Tuesday

Surprise, surpise.

Three days after suffering what appeared to be a season-ending right leg injury, Sabres winger Marcus Foligno skated with his teammates this morning in Philadelphia and could play Tuesday.

“I was very shocked and quite surprised that he was able to walk around yesterday, and all of a sudden, to see him on the ice today … it’s very encouraging news,” coach Ted Nolan told reporters this afternoon in Philadelphia after the Sabres prepared for tonight’s game against the Flyers.

Nolan said wingers Drew Stafford and Chris Stewart could also return Tuesday against Detroit.

Stewart, out since injuring his right ankle March 6, was also thought to be lost for the season. Nolan said Stewart was “chomping on the bit” to play tonight.

Nolan also said winger Torrey Mitchell and defenseman Tyler Myers could return later this week.

Meanwhile, Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth, the team’s injured goalies, will likely miss the final five games.

“I don’t see them unless there’s another Marcus Foligno miracle happening with one of those two guys,” Nolan said.

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