The Boston Bruins may finally be set to get a look at one of their trade deadline day acquisitions.
Winger Brett Connolly, who broke his finger in practice days after being traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning for a pair of draft picks, practiced Wednesday on the club's fourth line and with the second power play unit, and could make his Bruins debut as early as Thursday in Detroit.
"I feel good enough to go," Connolly said after Wednesday's skate. "I don’t really think the finger can get worse. I think I’m pretty much ready to go."
Drafted sixth overall by the Lightning in 2010, Connolly has recorded 18 goals and 14 assists in 134 career games, and could serve as a boost to a Bruins club looking to lock down a playoff spot.