Connolly has signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Capitals, reports Gord Miller of TSN. Connolly had so much promise and there have been so few results. He has never been able to put together a healthy season since before his draft -- it's really too bad because his hands are elite. Connolly will be cheap investment for the Caps and could be a solid waiver grab for savvy owners if he can tap into his potential
Connolly did not receive a qualifying offer from the Bruins, making him an unrestricted free agent, Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet reports. Connolly participated in 71 games with the Bruins this past season, posting nine goals and 16 assists. At just 24 years old, Connolly still has some potential despite his modest production during the 2015-16 campaign, so he should field plenty of offers on the open market. The Bruins could still re-sign him as well despite not giving him a qualifying offer, so that's something to keep in mind as well.
Connolly (knee) finished up the 2015-16 season with nine goals and 25 points in 71 games. With the B's season in the books, Connolly revealed that an MCL sprain sidelined him down the stretch. On the plus side, he won't require offseason surgery, with the forward -- who turns 24 in May -- noting Monday that he has "lots of time to have (his knee) ready for training camp." Connolly, who earned $1,025 million in 2015-16, is slated to become a restricted free agent this offseason, though it's reasonable to expect him to return to Boston in 2016-17, assuming his salary demands remain realistic following his modest production this season.
Connolly (lower body) was not present for Friday morning's optional skate. At this point, we'd be surprised if Connolly suits up for Saturday's regular season finale against the Senators, with Max Talbot thus a candidate to remain in the mix up front for the B's for the contest.
Connolly wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he'll miss a fourth straight game Thursday against the Red Wings. Connolly has only notched 25 points in 71 games this season, so his continued absence will likely go unnoticed by the vast majority of fantasy owners. The 23-year-old winger is still without a definitive timetable for his return to game action, so those keeping tabs on Connolly's availability can expect an update on his status once he's set to return to Boston's lineup.
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