Farjestad, Sweden (NNCNOW.com) --- Former University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) captain Jack Connolly returned Thursday for Farjestad BK in the Elitesiren, seeing his first game action in more than 10 weeks due to a groin injury.
Frajestad BK earned a 7-4 win over league-leading HV71 on Thursday, with Connolly stepping up from an expected limited role to skate with the first line for a portion of the game.
"was a great comeback by Connolly," Farjestad BK head coach Leif Carlsson said to the team's web site. "Sure, it was noticeable that he was not playing matched in a while, and he got a little tired at the end. But he does it really well, he's able to find good solutions and adaptations. It was a great first game."
Connolly missed 21 games with the injury, that after playing a school-record 166 consecutive games in college while with the Bulldogs.
He's played 17 games this season for Farjestad BK, totaling four goals and five assists across that span.