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Tim Connolly | Center | #12

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/7/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 1 (5) / NYI

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Tim Connolly will play for the AHL Toronto Marlies.
Connolly successfully cleared waivers. In the new CBA, teams can't dodge a players full cap hit by sending them to the minors, so it's safe to say that the Leafs simply didn't feel there was a spot for him on their 23-player roster. The Maple Leafs haven't ruled out the possibility of calling him up at a later date. Fri, Jan 18, 2013 12:28:00 PM

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Tim Connolly has successfully cleared waivers.

The question now is if the Leafs will attempt to trade him with the knowledge that they'd almost certainly need to retain part of his cap hit in the process. The Leafs might also simply buyout the remainder of his contract.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 12:07:00 PM

As expected, Tim Connolly has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This move was anticipated when Connolly didn't participate in Thursday's practice. Toronto might attend to trade him if he clears and retain part of his salary in the process. However, they also have the option of using one of their compliance buyouts on him.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:57:00 PM

Tim Connolly did not practice on Thursday and it is being reported that Toronto will place him on waivers.

If he clears then the Leafs will probably buy out the final year of his contract to open up another roster spot. Connolly registered 13 goals and 36 points in 70 games with Toronto during his first year with the club in 2011-12.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Tim Connolly registered his 20th assist of the 2011-12 campaign Thursday night.

Connolly's first season with Toronto has to be seen as something of a disappointment. He missed a significant chunk of the campaign and he didn't exactly dazzle us even when he was healthy. He has 30 points in 59 games, which isn't a lot of production out of a forward that comes with a $4.75 million cap hit.
Source: Toronto Sun
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 11:44:00 AM

Tim Connolly had arguably the worst statistical afternoon of a rough one for the Toronto Maple Leafs offense in a 2-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Connolly was the only skater to be on the ice for both goals against. If he hasn't been injured this season, he's been a big letdown with just one point in his last seven contests and five in 23 contests since Jan. 21. The Buds knew they were making a risk by signing him but he hasn't even been the "quality over quantity" guy they were hoping for.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 07:49:00 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will have some new-look lines with Tim Connolly promoted to the top unit — on left wing with center Tyler Bozak and right winger Phil Kessel -- when they entertain the Philadelphia Flyers tonight. Connolly replaces Joffrey Lupul, who could be gone for the rest of the regular season with a separated shoulder."I thought Connolly has been a real strong player for us in the past three games," Carlyle said. "He has earned the opportunity. He’s been strong down low on the power play. He’s made a contribution."

Connolly replaces Joffrey Lupul, who could be gone for the rest of the regular season with a separated shoulder. "I thought Connolly has been a real strong player for us in the past three games," Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. "He has earned the opportunity. He’s been strong down low on the power play. He’s made a contribution."
Sat, Mar 10, 2012 10:46:00 AM

Tim Connolly went from possible goat to hero in Wednesday's overtime win over Edmonton.

He committed a turnover just inside the Oilers' zone, which became a three-on-one break. However, Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf broke up the play with a great backcheck and sent the Leafs on their own three-on-one. Connolly converted a great pass from Joffrey Lupul to score his first goal in 18 games. The Toronto forward had been battling flu-like symptoms earlier in the day and required intravenous fluids, but he finished the contest with 16:21 of ice time. Connolly now has 26 points in 46 games.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 10:36:00 AM

Tim Connolly was moved to the wing alongside Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur at practice on Monday.

Connolly has struggled mightily offensively of late with one assist in his last 10 games and no goals in his past 16. "Let's just see what happens," he said regarding the move. "They (Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur) are both really skilled and can make plays offensively. I've played wing in the past. Hopefully we can get something going."
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 08:54:00 AM

Tim Connolly hasn't scored a goal in 16 consecutive games.

Connolly has just one goal in his last 26 games. "He's struggling out there and that's something we've got to figure out," Leafs head coach Ron Wilson said. Needless to say Connolly is in a major slump, but if healthy, he possesses the talent to go on a tear at any time.
Sun, Feb 12, 2012 11:25:00 AM

Tim Connolly played between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul on the Maple Leafs' top line Saturday.

The talented center recorded an in the game, but has gone pointless in eight of his last 11 games. If healthy, he possesses the talent to go on a tear at any time.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 11:40:00 AM

Tim Connolly will center Toronto's first line on Monday night against Los Angeles.

He will take Tyler Bozak's spot between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul to try to add some defensive awareness to the combination. "They've scored a lot of goals, but been on the ice for a lot," coach Ron Wilson said. "It's just a chance to find a little bit more balance in our scoring and balance in our defense." Bozak will likely stay with Kessel and Lupul during power play situations though.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 08:53:00 AM

Tim Connolly will likely face the boo-birds in his return to Buffalo on Friday night.

"Injuries surely played a part," said Buffalo radio personality Chris (The Bulldog) Parker. "Producing in the playoffs was a problem. Mostly he wasn't (Chris) Drury or (Daniel) Briere and was left behind after they left and bore the brunt of the team falling apart after July of '07." Connolly has been productive with the Maple Leafs when he's been healthy this season, with 15 points in 18 games. He is presently playing on a dependable two-way line, with Colby Armstrong and Clarke MacArthur, and is coming off a two-goal performance against Carolina on Tuesday.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 10:00:00 AM

Tim Connolly scored both Toronto goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Hurricanes Tuesday.

The overtime winner came just 44 seconds into the extra frame with assists to Joffrey Lupul and Cody Franson. With 15 points in 18 games, Connolly has delivered as much as can be expected when he's been in the lineup, but his availability has been typically sporadic.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 12:01:00 AM

Tim Connolly scored a goal and dished out a pair of helpers in the Maple Leafs' 7-1 dismantling of Tampa Bay Tuesday.

He's had his customary troubles staying in the lineup, but with 10 points in as many games Connolly is proving his value to the Leafs. Tyler Bozak also had a fantastic game with two goals and an assist while Matt Frattin and Jake Gardiner also had multi-point nights with a pair of assists each.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 10:10:00 PM

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