'Regier said there's "a good possibility" the play-making center will open the regular season on long-term injured reserve, which would prevent Connolly from playing in the first 10 games. "Indications are he's going to get better but the timing of it is still up in the air," Regier said. "Talking to specialists, we knew it was going to require more time and we'll just be patient and wait and see."'
Archives for September 14, 2006
'"The understanding's going to be there from Day One that if we want to get to where we're going it's going to be hard. It's going to come down to preparation. It's going to have to come down to execution. Our success was team success. It wasn't circled around any one player. Everyone understood that, and that understanding has to be there again."'
'Now they're concerned with how much of the regular season he'll miss – perhaps two months, if not more.'
'Condors Director of Hockey Bob Bartlett has worked long hours throughout the summer to try and secure an affiliation, mostly with the Buffalo Sabres, who have not had an ECHL affiliation in several years. As of Wednesday, the Sabres had not given Bartlett a yes or no answer. The Sabres open training camp today and their AHL affiliate, Rochester, N.Y., opens camp on Sept. 23.'
'Buffalo area hockey fans can count on seeing the Sabres entire 82-game schedule on television in 2006-07.'
'"There's going to be some tough competition for these spots."'