Connolly (lower-body) could be back in the Lightning lineup in two weeks.
Connolly has started doing some light skating on his own and will likely try and ramp things up and return to practice in the next week or so. If that happens it would put him on track to be back in the middle of November.
Source: Bryan Burns 11/5/14, 8:01 am EST
Connolly (lower-body) is listed as week-to-week.
Connolly suffered a lower-body injury on Friday and did not return. Week-to-week is a really vague timetable, but expect him to miss at least one week and be reevaluated after that.
Connolly (lower-body) is not expected to play on Saturday.
Connolly suffered the lower-body injury early in Friday's game and he did not return. With Connolly unlikely to play, the Lightning will have to recall another forward from Syracuse before Saturday's meeting with the Wild.
The Lightning have reassigned Brett Connolly to Syracuse (AHL).
Connolly recorded just one goal and a minus-5 rating in 11 games. "[Connolly is] struggling to find his game. He's not getting things accomplished, GM Steve Yzerman said. "We just feel it's better for him to go back." Tampa Bay is expected to recall another winger in the near future.
Brett Connolly in; Pierre-Cedric Labrie out.
Connolly who was expected to replace Martin St. Louis if he couldn't go will still be in the lineup despite St. Louis playing. Connolly has one assist in three games with Syracuse (AHL).
#tblightning announce they have assigned Brett Connolly and Tyler Johnson have been reassigned to Syracuse.
Connolly had one goal and a minus-3 in five games with Tampa Bay.
Line rushes were: Connolly-Stamkos-Malone
Connolly moves back up to the top line. The rookie has four goals and nine points in 46 games.
My guess is no but Boucher didn't say who is out only that Connolly is in RT @BoltsBabe_97 do you think Gilroy will be playing tonight?
Sounds like Connolly was officially deemed in tonight. The rookie has four goals and eight points in 39 games.
Connolly could draw in on the fourth line if Guy Boucher doesn't dress seven defensemen. The rookie has four goals and eight points in 39 games.
Connolly gets back in the line-up.
In his first 38 games, the rookie has four goals and eight points. He likely plays on a bottom line.
Looks like Connolly gets a shot on the second PP unit. Two of his eight career points have come with the man advantage.
Looks like Ryan Malone, Brett Connolly and PC Labrie will all play tonight.
Connolly gets back into the lineup after playing in the WJHC. Expect him to play with a little more confidence.
Connolly will play, I expect Malone will be ready to play, which means they could dress 7 D
Look for Connolly to play on a scoring line with Wyman and Hall both questionable for tomorrow's tilt.
The Tampa Bay Lightning released rookie LW Brett Connolly to Team Canada on Thursday, allowing the 19-year-old to play in the World Junior Hockey Championships.
Connolly will return to the team in the first week of January.
Source: TBO 12/9/11, 5:22 am EST
Connolly will start on a line with Stamkos and St. Louis tonight.
Connolly has one assist through his first four NHL games. The former sixth overall pick actually added a plus-1 rating in the team's recent 5-1 loss to the Lightning. Expect him to get a long look with the top line.
Connolly can play in nine games before the team must decide whether to send him back to juniors. If he sticks with the team and plays a 10th game, the clock starts on his three-year, $2.7 million contract.
With a few subtractions from last season's roster, Connolly seemed poised to grasp a roster spot with an excellent training camp. So far he has not disappointed and could earn a shot at one of the top two lines. Last season he scored career highs in goals (46) and points (73) but did not alleviate concerns about dominating the WHL.
He called it "a great honor" to compete for a spot on the Lightning roster. He said he is trying to "live in the moment" and "get better every day."
With a few subtractions from last season's roster, Connolly seemed poised to grasp a roster spot with an excellent training camp. So far he has not disappointed and could earn a shot at one of the top two lines. Last season he scored career highs in goals (46) and points (73) but did not alleviate concerns about dominating the WHL. He could need another season before finally making the leap but keep him in mind as a high-end sleeper.
Brett Connolly, Mattias Ritola, Cory Conacher, Dana Tyrell and Carter Ashton are all in the lineup for a second or third consecutive game which will go a long way for the Tampa Bay brass in figuring out the large cuts that are expected Sunday.
Connolly could make the team and play in place of Simon Gagne on one of the top two lines. Last season he managed to score 46 goals in only 59 games with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL. If he fails to make the cut this season, expect him to be right back into the mix next year.
And before you ask, Brett Connolly, the No. 6 overall draft pick of 2010, likely will start the season in juniors (he needs to prove he can stay healthy and dominate with WHL Prince George).
Probably safe to scratch Connolly off your list in single-season leagues.
The Lightning have signed 2010 first-round draft pick Brett Connolly to a standard entry-level contract, although the deal has yet to be finalized.
Source: TBO.com 06/11/11, 1:07 pm EST