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Senators lose Foligno for 6-8 weeks

The Ottawa Senators won a franchise record ninth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, but confirmed afterward that Nick Foligno is out with a significant injury for the second time this season.

The Ottawa Senators won a franchise record ninth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon, but confirmed afterward that Nick Foligno is out with a significant injury for the second time this season.

Foligno will miss six to eight weeks with a broken right leg after blocking a slapshot from Montreal defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron late in the third period. The Senators would go on to prevail 3-2 in overtime on Mike Fisher's goal.

"He made a courageous play, just getting down in front of [the shot]," Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray told the team's website. "When you lose a player that is playing [the way] he has been lately, it’s very disappointing – and very disappointing for him."

Murray said the only positive is that the Olympic break will provide time to heal without missing any games.

Foligno has eight goals and 15 assists in 48 games, a season that has already included time on the sidelines late in 2009 with a right knee injury.

Ottawa will play on consecutive nights against Buffalo and Vancouver beginning Wednesday.