Nick Foligno reaches out to Blue Jackets as former teammate misses him dearly

This is sad.


Earlier this week, we had clear proof of how the Columbus Blue Jackets miss their (former) captain Nick Foligno immensely. 

At the trade deadline, Foligno was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a move that was not only tough on the team and the fans, but the forward as well. We saw it first hand on Tuesday night when the Jackets beta the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in a shootout. Goalie Elvis Merzlikins realized that he couldn’t celebrate the victory as he usually did with Foligno with their famous hug. 

He ended up jumping and hugging himself on his own in a heartbreaking move that shows how much Foligno is missed in Columbus: 

After Foligno saw what his former teammate had done, he reached out to him. Merzlikins explained the heartbreaking story: 

“He texted me right after the game. He was laughing. But it’s not that funny. I am missing my partner.”

There is no doubt that Foligno is excited to compete for a contender and get a shot at the winning the Stanley Cup before hanging up the skates, however, there are already rumours that if Foligno, who’ll become an unrestricted free agent this summer, cannot get it done with the Maple Leafs this time around, will attempt to re-sign in Columbus to return home. 

We bet that would make the poor goalie (and all the fans) happy.