Buffalo lost some experience but gained some youth on Tuesday.

The Sabres put veteran defenseman Henrik Tallinder on injured reserve with an upper-body injury paving the way for 22-year-old Marcus Foligno to make his 2013-14 debut against Tampa after missing the first three games of the season with a shoulder ailment.

Foligno will play on a line with Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford a trio that achieved great success during the 2011-12 campaign. That year Foligno burst onto the scene by scoring 13 points in 14 games.

“He can provide a lot of energy for us so we’re looking for that tonight and a physical element out of him” Sabres head coach Ron Rolston said as per NHL.com. “It’s just finding the chemistry on lines and I think [Foligno]‘s a guy that can make space for guys for us and get to the net.