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Monday, 03.26.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Another Step for Connolly

March 26, 2007
By Glenn Odebralski

Monday's practice was another step in the right direction for injured center Tim Connolly. After skating in the team's two morning skates this past weekend, Connolly went through a full practice for the first time this season.

"It's some good news," said Connolly. "It's good to be out there and skating with the team. Just kind of easing my way back into the swing of things here."

The Sabres went through about an hour and a half workout with various one-on-one and team drills along with conditioning sprints. It was a hard enough practice for those who are injury free, let alone someone who hasn't skated a lot.

"He's got sore muscles," said head coach Lindy Ruff. "I thought he started the practice real well, but near the end of practice, he was pretty tight."

"It was a lot longer time skating," said Connolly comparing his previous workout sessions with today's skate. "I can definitely feel it out there a little bit as far as my conditioning level. But it's something that should, and hopefully will, come back pretty quickly."

Connolly, who has missed the entire season due to post-concussion symptoms, feels that there are some parts of his game that don't need as much work as others to get back to his normal self.

"My hands feel pretty good," said Connolly. "They feel normal and that's not something that's I really have to worry about. My shot and my passing feel pretty good.

"It's just the timing. I've got to get the timing down, and just build up some recovery rate so I'm able to take a shift and then recover in time for the next shift."

Connolly is just anxious to return whenever possible, even if it takes time.

"We'll see how I feel on Wednesday," said Connolly about his return to the lineup. "We'll just play it by day, and just see how I feel. I'll try to do a little bit more each day and not overdo it. I just want to get back to where I am practicing all out everyday and doing some extra stuff as well."

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82