Connolly signed a four-year, $14 million deal with the Panthers on Monday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Connolly's coming off what was by far the best season of his career. He posted 22 goals and 46 points for the Capitals, breaking 30 points for the first time. He'll likely slot in on the third line for a Panthers team that's not hurting for forward depth.
Connolly is expected to sign with Florida when free agency begins, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
The 27-year-old winger is coming off a breakout season with Washington, setting career highs with 22 goals and 46 points. Connolly should fit in nicely with the Panthers' forward group. If he does join the team, he will likely slot into a middle-six role.
Connolly expressed a desire to sign a contract extension with the Capitals, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Connolly has resurrected his career with the Capitals, going from draft-bust contender to winning a Stanley Cup in just three seasons. The pending unrestricted free agent posted a career-high 22 goals and 46 points in 81 games despite averaging just 13:20 of ice time on the third line. The 26-year-old is in line for a big raise and a boost in ice time given how productive he's been, and it's not clear the Capitals will be able to keep him. Expect the sixth overall pick from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft's fantasy value to rise if he finds a new home.
Connolly found twine on one of his two shots in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.
Connolly had a breakout year with 22 goals and 46 points in 81 appearances in the regular season, but this was his first lamp-lighting in April. The winger has generated 10 hits and six PIM over five games in the postseason, and may be worth a look as a DFS play for Monday's Game 6.
Connolly (illness) is in the lineup for Monday's tilt in Florida.
Fortunately, Connolly missed just one game with the ailment. The 6-foot-3 winger has a career-high 45 points during his breakout 2018-19 campaign. He will slot back into his normal middle-six role.
Connolly (illness) will not play in Saturday's road tilt against the Lightning.
Connolly was a game-time decision coming into the game, and now he will officially be held out. The 26-year-old is enjoying the best season of his career, racking up 45 points in 78 games. In his absence, Travis Boyd will draw into the lineup on the fourth line.
Connolly will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Lightning due to illness, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.
Connolly has finally lived up to his first-round billing, racking up a career-high 45 points on the back of a career-best 22 goals. Given the reason behind his absence from morning skate, the 26-year-old winger shouldn't be sidelined long if he winds up missing Saturday's tilt. Look for confirmation on his status during pregame warmups.
Connolly recorded a goal while logging 13:49 of ice time during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Connolly has come into his own in his third full season with the Capitals, posting 22 goals and 45 points despite averaging just 13:18 of ice time per game. The 26-year-old is likely ticketed for a big raise heading into unrestricted free agency this summer and remains a worthwhile fantasy asset as long as he keeps his recent hot streak (five goals, nine points over the last eight games) going.
Connolly tallied a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils.
Connolly has reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career, extending his point streak to three games (three goals, six points) in the process. The 26-year-old has been dynamite on the third line with Carl Hagelin and Lars Eller and is worth a look for those in deeper formats finding themselves in need of some offensive support.
Connolly scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Philadelphia.
He netted the winner for the Caps. Connolly has 19 goals and 39 points in 71 games, both of which are career marks. He has value in many formats, but his ownership remains remarkably low. Check your wire -- Connolly can help.
Connolly scored his 17th of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 win versus Philadelphia.
Connolly is up to 36 points in 67 games, with the forward tallying four goals and two assists over his past eight games. While the 26-year-old is normally a risky play, he's been enjoying a good run of late and could be worth a look if you're in the market for a DFS bargain.
Connolly recorded a goal, an assist and four shots during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.
Connolly has been masterful in the month of February with seven goals and 10 points in 14 games despite averaging just 12:14 of ice time on the third line with Lars Eller and Andre Burakovsky. The 26-year-old will likely cool down at some point, but he's clicking well enough to merit rostering in deeper formats for the time being.
Connolly registered an assist, three shots and three blocked shots during Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers.
Connolly has helped sparked an offensive resurgence on Washington's third line with six goals and eight points in his last 11 games. Already with a career-high 33 points in 63 games, the 26-year-old is in line for a big raise on his $1.5 million salary with unrestricted free agency looming on the horizon and producing well above his pay grade.
Connolly scored his 14th goal of the season in a 3-2 victory over the Kings on Monday.
Connolly had not scored on the Capitals' road trip, but the goal gives him five tallies in his last eight outings. He only needs to hit the back of the net one more time to match the 15 goals he's potted in the previous two seasons. Connolly's shooting more than he ever has before, averaging 1.5 shots per game, which is certainly helping fuel the increase in point production.
Connolly tallied two goals, an assist, a plus-2 rating, four penalty minutes and three shots during Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Panthers.
Connolly was having his best game of the season, but his late slashing penalty paved the way for the Panthers to pot the game-winner in overtime. Nonetheless, the 26-year-old winger has set a new career high of 29 points in 55 games, so those in deeper formats may want to keep an eye on him moving forward.
Connolly buried a goal on two shots during Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Canucks.
Connolly pounced on a rebound during the second period to net his 10th goal and 26th point of the season. The 26-year-old should establish career highs in 2018-19, but has managed just two goals and four points in his last 15 games. The sixth overall pick from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft remains a risky fantasy play outside of deeper formats until he can establish himself as a more consistent producer.
Connolly tallied an assist during Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
Connolly has been producing well of late with two goals and four points in his last seven games despite averaging just 13:59 of ice time. The 26-year-old is on pace for a career season having already amassed nine goals and 24 points in just 41 games, so those in deeper formats should consider rostering the B.C. native should he continue to click at this rate.
Connolly tallied a goal and two shots during Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Connolly's ninth goal of the season puts him on track to set a career high with 48 points in 2018-19 -- which would certainly be a windfall for the upcoming unrestricted free agent. The 26-year-old is clicking well with Lars Eller on the third line, so those in deeper formats may want to give the winger a closer look.
Connolly scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-0 win over Ottawa.
Connolly is on the verge of something special this season. He has 22 points in 35 games and sits five points from equalling his career mark set in 70 games last season. Connolly could hit the 50-point mark if he manages to stay healthy. That would be some feat for the 2010 sixth overall pick.
Connolly registered an assist during Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Connolly lent a helping hand, picking up his 13th assist of the year. The cerebral winger now has four points in his past three games, upping his season total to 17 in 28 games played. He's currently operating in a top-six capacity and finds himself on pace for his first 50-point campaign.
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