BRETT CONNOLLY RUMORS

Connolly sent down to AHL

After 10 games playing up and down the lineup, the Tampa Bay Lightning sent RW Brett Connolly back down to the American Hockey League on Friday. Connolly was called up on Oct. 31 with the opportunity to play in a top nine role and provide some offensive spark after leading the team in goals during the preseason. In the 10 games since then, the former No. 6 overall pick in the 2010...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: The Brett Connolly Conundrum

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Anaheim Ducks are playing right now, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Earlier this afternoon, the Lightning announced that they have sent forward Brett Connolly back to the Syracuse Crunch. In 11 games with the Bolts this season, Connolly compiled one goal and zero assists. You all remember Brett Connolly. He’s the guy...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Connolly scores tiebreaker as Lightning top Blues

Brett Connolly and Valtteri Filppula scored in the third period, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Connolly, playing in his second game since being recalled from Syracuse of the AHL, put Tampa Bay ahead 3-2 when he redirected Radko Gudas' shot at 8:37 of the third. Filppula made it 4-2 with 3:59 remaining. Alex Killorn...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospects up: ’10 first-rounders Connolly, Gormley recalled

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Phoenix Coyotes have recalled their first-round picks from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Tampa Bay has brought up Brett Connolly, the sixth overall pick in ’10. Connolly, 21, has been up and down between the Bolts and AHL Syracuse throughout the year, appearing in one game with the Lightning and six with the Crunch. Tampa Bay Steve Yzerman said the call...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning recalls Brett Connolly from AHL Syracuse

The Lightning on Thursday recalled right wing Brett Connolly from AHL Syracuse. Tampa Bay did not practice on Thursday and no players missed Wednesday's practice, so there were no additional injuries that prompted the call-up. Right wing Richard Panik has been struggling, though, with zero goals and five assists and at minus-9. He has had just four shots on goal in his past...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Connolly helps Lightning beat Predators 5-1

Brett Connolly had two goals and Steven Stamkos also scored to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night. The Lightning jumped out to a fast start, with Connolly and Ondrej Palat scoring in the first 6:51 of the game. Victor Hedman assisted on each goal for Connolly, who weaved through two defenders and pushed a wrist shot past goaltender Carter...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning reassign Johnson and Connolly to Syracuse

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Brett Connolly and Tyler Johnson to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday.  Connolly, 20, has skated in five games with the Lightning this season, tallying one goal on 10 shots.  He scored his lone goal of the season while on the power play last night...
Via The Bay Cave
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: Making a Case for Brett Connolly to Fill the Lightning's Top Six Void

The Tampa Bay Lightning has a wealth of young, offensively minded talent coming up through the ranks with the Syracuse Crunch. During this National Hockey League lockout, the Crunch has inspired Bolts Nation with spirited comebacks, excellent offensive performances and all-around entertaining hockey. Because of this, many Crunch forwards are being considered for the Lightning...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Rookie Connolly learning from Lightning's best

TAMPA, Fla. -- Brett Connolly couldn't have dreamed of a better opening act. At only 19, still a junior by eligibility, the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2010 first-round pick is skating on the vaunted second line with franchise icons Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier. Who could blame him for pinching himself? It's only a month into his rookie NHL season and he's skating...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Lightning to keep RW Connolly

The Tampa Bay Lightning will keep rookie right wing Brett Connolly on the roster, activating his entry-level contract, the Tampa Tribune reported. According to the report, the newspaper received a text message from Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman that read, "FYI, we're keeping Brett." Connolly has two assists, 17 shots and eight penalty minutes through nine...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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