I'm going to pretend Mike Ryan is non-existent in this photo. (Sorry MJ).
There is an article today in the Buffalo News about how this might just be Tim Connolly's last game as a Sabre. If he had suffered from a hangnail and was out from 3-4 months, then I would say trade him in a packaged deal and get some guys over here - preferably a offensive d-man and a grit player that's a veteran. I really think that this guy to do wonders though. I forgot when he came back but he hasn't been out for a long time. (Knock on wood) If you pair him back up with Thomas Vanek if and when he comes back on Wednesday, he could quickly get back to producing like he had been.
I might get grilled for this but...give Tim a chance. A second one.