Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Monday that Bennett's injury is of the longer-term variety. "He's continuing rehab with an upper-body injury," Sullivan said. After missing more than a month of action, Bennett aggravated an injury in his first game back Jan. 23. He's played in just 121 NHL games in parts of four seasons, largely due to his propensity for injury. Sullivan gave no timetable for a return.
Bennett will miss Tuesday's game against the Devils with an undisclosed injury, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Bennett's injury reportedly resurfaced during Saturday's game against the Canucks, and it will force him out of his second straight game Tuesday. Fortunately for him and the Penguins, the club don't play again for a week, providing him some time to get healthier. His next chance to return comes Feb. 2 against the Senators, but the team should provide an update on the 24-year-old's status prior to the game.
Bennett (upper body) will return to action Saturday against the Canucks, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Bennett has missed the Penguins last 17 games with an upper-body injury he suffered on Dec. 14 against Washington, and will likely have a fair amount of rust to shake off in the early goings of Saturday's contest. The 24-year-old winger will slot into the lineup as a bottom-six forward Saturday against Vancouver.
Bennett (upper-body) will be a game-time decision Saturday afternoon against the Canucks. With Chris Kunitz (lower-body) active Saturday, Bennett won't likely get the chance to play on Sidney Crosby's line. He could still some time on the team's second power-play unit, but his value isn't as high as it could be with Kunitz healthy.
Bennett (upper-body) skated left wing on Sidney Crosby's line Friday in practice. Bennett appears set to return from an injury which has kept him out of the lineup since Dec. 14. Whether he takes shifts with Crosby depends upon Chris Kunitz (undisclosed), who did not skate Friday. Bennett could provide fantasy owners with a short-term jolt, though his history is checkered with disappointment and injuries.
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