Julian Walker will have to undergo surgery again on his left leg after fracturing his tibia last March and will be absent for four to six months.
Daniel Carr was examined in Zurich and it turned out that he is still suffering from the after-effects of covid: a kind of long covid. The situation is not worrisome, but needs to be monitored day by day.
In this context,Hockey Club Lugano thus decided to sign with a contract valid until the end of the 2022/23 season Canadian wing "right" Brett Connolly (191 cm. x 90 kg.), born 02.05.1992 in Campbell River.
Connolly made his mark at the youth level in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars and with the Canadian U18 and U20 National Teams and was drafted in 2010 in the first round (sixth player overall) by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Between 2011 and 2022 he played a total of 578 NHL games (109 goals, 97 assists, 206 points) in the jerseys of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2017/18, Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks. In the last championship he wore the colors of the Rockford Ice Hogs in the AHL (37 games, 35 points).