Connolly (concussion) will miss Chicago's last two games of the season, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Connolly will finish the season having totaled just six points in 31 games split between the Blackhawks and Panthers. He'll likely be a regular in Chicago's bottom six in 2021-22.
Connolly was diagnosed with a concussion after Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Connolly was hurt in a second-period collision with the Hurricanes' Steven Lorentz, and head contact was made on the play. With the concussion diagnosis, the Blackhawks will likely take caution, which likely means Connolly's season is done. He produced six points in 31 appearances between the Blackhawks and the Panthers.
Connolly (upper body) will not return to Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes. Connolly was injured during the second period on an accidental collision with the Hurricanes' Steven Lorentz. The 29-year-old Connolly appeared to suffer an upper-body injury of some sort on the play. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Sunday versus the Stars.
Connolly recorded a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Panthers. Connolly set up Connor Murphy's goal in the second period. The 28-year-old Connolly hasn't done much since joining the Blackhawks, with just a goal and an assist in nine games for his new team. He has six points in 30 outings overall when his production with the Panthers is factored in.
Connolly (COVID-19 protocols) will be in the lineup against Columbus on Monday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports. Connolly was acquired from the Panthers on Thursday and will make his first appearance with the Blackhawks on Monday. The 28-year-old tallied two goals and four points while averaging 12:36 of ice time in 24 games with the Panthers. He'll start his Chicago career in a fourth-line role.
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