Brett Connolly RW BOS 42 minutes ago

According to coach Claude Julien, Connolly (finger) is "getting closer" to a return to action.

Connolly has been able to skate with the B's, so once he gets the green light from the team's doctors, the forward's return will largely hinge on his comfort level while shooting, as well as battling for pucks.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 4 days ago

Connolly (finger) took part in line rushes during Friday's practice.

Connolly alternated in and out with David Pastrnak as the right wing on the Bruins' second pairing. The fact that he didn't have a spot to himself suggests that Connolly probably won't be an option over the next couple of games for the Bruins, but the team isn't closing the door on the forward joining the lineup before season's end. Connolly's progress will remain under evaluation over the next couple of days before the Bruins reach a possible target date for his return.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 5 days ago

Connolly (fractured right finger) practiced with the team at Thursday's morning session, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.

Connolly was only skating as an extra forward during the session, but his presence with the team represents a positive step nonetheless after he was previously limited to skating on his own. The 22-year-old was initially expected to miss the remainder of the regular season after suffering the injury in his second day of practice with the Bruins back in early March, but the forward seems to be progressing quicker than anticipated. With nine games still left on the Bruins' schedule, he just might have enough time to suit up for the team before the season draws to a close.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 2 weeks ago

Connolly, who suffered a broken right index finger on March 4, has resumed skating with the Bruins, the team's official site reports.

Connolly is still sporting a cast on his right hand, so his return is not imminent. That said, given that Connolly is back on the ice again, conditioning shouldn't be much of an issue by the time his finger heals up. At that point, Connolly's ability to play will hinge on how well he is able to grip his stick and shoot the puck.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 4 weeks ago

Connolly (broken finger) underwent successful surgery Thursday morning, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

As was suggested earlier in the week, Connolly will be forced to miss the next six weeks while he heals up, taking a return before the end of the regular season off the table. The Bruins failed to get a single game from Connolly following his acquisition prior to Monday's trade deadline.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 4 weeks ago

Connolly broke his finger in practice Wednesday and will be out six weeks, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

Connolly took a puck to the hand during practice and will have to wait to make his Bruins debut after being acquired by the club on Monday's trade deadline. The six week timetable takes him past the team's last regular season game, so Connolly's season could be over even if the Bruins do make the playoffs. The 22-year-old has 15 points through 50 games to date.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 4 weeks ago

Connolly left Wednesday's practice early after taking a puck to the hand.

Per the report, the newly-acquired Connolly is being evaluated by team doctors, which clouds his status for Thursday's game against the Flames.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 1 month ago

Connolly has been traded to Boston for a pair of second-round picks, reports.

The Bruins may be able to find a more consistent role for Connolly, and it's clear from the package that they gave up that he's going to become a reasonable large part of their plans. Connolly has 15 points (12 G, 3 A) and a plus-4 rating through 50 games with the Bolts this season.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 2 months ago

Connolly scored his 10th goal and collected seven penalty minutes Tuesday in an overtime loss to NashvilleA second-period holding penalty immediately followed by a fight contributed to a nice, round fantasy line for the No. 6 pick in the 2010 draft. The 10 goals are a nice start, but Connolly still owns just 14 points on the season. Still, he's showing good physicality and has a track record of production at the AHL level, so Connolly still has plenty of upside at age 22.

Brett Connolly RW BOS 2 months ago

Connolly picked up another assist in Tuesday's loss to the Predators. He now has three assists in his last two games.He has elite skills, but opportunity, ice time and stalled development have limited his impact in the NHL. His fantasy value remains limited right now, but it's hard to give up on him in dynasty formats.