Connolly skated Tuesday morning on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. Though Matt Beleskey could return to action Tuesday against the Coyotes, it looks like Connolly will continue to skate on Bergeron's re-tooled line. After a slow start in which he did not record a point, while recording a minus-5 mark in three games to start the season, Connolly has bounced back nicely with two goals and an assist, to go along with a plus-2 rating over his last three outings.
Connolly scored a goal in 16:22 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Flyers. Connolly had a successful return to the ice on Wednesday after being a healthy scratch in the Bruin's previous game. In the first period, he knocked in Patrice Bergeron's deflected shot for his first goal of the season. This was the second game played by Connolly this season for which he's notched a point.
With Brad Marchand (concussion) returning to the Bruins' lineup, Brett Connolly is set to be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Coyotes, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. Connolly played pretty well in Marchand's place on the Bruins' top line Wednesday against the Avalanche, managing to tally an assist and one shot on goal in the tilt. He'll watch Saturday's game from the press box, and may need to wait for another injury to a Bruins' forward to draw back into Boston's lineup.
Heading into Monday's game against the Lightning, Connolly is in line to fill in for Brad Marchand on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson. Through two games, Connolly has not recorded a point and has recorded a minus-4 rating, but a move up to Bergeron's line could spark an uptick in opportunities for the 23-year-old winger, who will face his former team on Monday. It remains to be seen how long the newly-formed trio will stick, but with that in mind, it's worth noting that Marchand is dealing with a concussion and at this stage it's unclear when he'll be back in action.
Brett Connolly signed a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Bruins on Monday.
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