This seems like a pretty decent deal. If Connolly runs into injury trouble again, it doesn’t hurt the Leafs long term. And as for the money? It’s a little high, but won’t really affect the team as it’s doubtful they’ll be up against the cap in the next year or so.
Connolly notched 42 points with the Sabres in 68 games played during the 2010-11 season.
Dreger also had this to add;
Connolly had other options. Lots of interest in the last 24 hours. He wants to play in Toronto. Good fit.