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Tim Connolly’s injury is worse than he expected, as bad as everyone else assumed

Oct 13, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT


Here’s your redundant news of the day: Tim Connolly recently admitted that his supposedly day-to-day issues might be more of the week-to-week variety. He hasn’t been able to stickhandle during practice, which leads James Mirtle and others to believe that it might be a shoulder issue or something similar.

Either way, Connolly is living up to his reputation as an injury-prone player, much like Rick DiPietro. Both situations straddle the line between sad and funny, which possibly makes his situation a tragicomedy.

I’ll be honest. At this point, writing a Tim Connolly injury update is a lot like trying to critique the latest “Final Destination” movie. There are only so many ways to skin that sad little cat.

Sure, there are things to like – elaborate, cartoonish death scenes on one side, fancy dangling on the other – but ultimately the results are usually pretty ugly. (You could substitute Mary Elizabeth Winstead for CGI destruction for the pluses of that mediocre film series if you want, though.)

Connolly could be back late next week or later. We’ll keep an eye on the situation, even if the news will probably be depressing more often than not.

  1. trbowman - Oct 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Oh look, Tim Connolly is hurt.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Leafs fans must be frustrated. Morrison, where ya @?

  3. pftbillsfan - Oct 13, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    it got so bad here in Buffalo they seriously said he had an exoskeleton injury to make it sound different. the local radio hosts played a game where you would guess which was more likely some crazy rare event or a connoly injury, talented player but not very reliable.

    • James O'Brien - Oct 13, 2011 at 5:25 PM

      It’s always tougher to take when the guy is talented, which is definitely true with Connolly.

  4. moose2k - Oct 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Now he can compare the US and Canadian healthcare systems!

  5. charlutes - Oct 13, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    How in the name of Thor did Burke not see this coming?

  6. skoobyfl - Oct 13, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Were the Sabres the only one who knew TC would be hurt more often than contributing on the ice ??

  7. pftbillsfan - Oct 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    one of the problems is his unbelievable raw talent. if you watch the 05 series Buffalo against Ottawa it may be a top ten all time playoff series by a player. he pretty much won that series independently, that was however 4 concussions, and countless day to day injuries ago.

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