Bennett scored twice in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. His point streak is at a modest two games and three points (two goals, one assist). Bennett's fantasy potential was far greater in Pittsburgh than New Jersey. Just saying.
Bennett picked up his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 loss against the Coyotes. Bennett has managed a point in back-to-back games for just the third time this season. He still has managed just three goals and 13 points. Bennett has the potential to be an above-average scorer in this league, but the light hasn't gone off just yet. As such he is a bottom-six forward with very little in the way of fantasy appeal.
Bennett (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's home tilt against Ottawa, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. The oft-injured Bennett has missed New Jersey's last nine games and will skate on the fourth line in his return. A former first-round pick, Bennett possesses above-average offensive abilities despite what his stats indicate, but hasn't proven to be effective as a bottom-six forward in his five NHL seasons.
Bennett (lower body) is expected to return at some point this coming week, per coach John Hynes, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. He's missed the past seven games at a critical time where the Devils have been trying to groom him into a full-time player. In 40 games, the former Penguin has added three goals with seven assists and a minus-4 rating.
Bennett (lower body) was placed on injured reserve -- retroactive to Jan. 20 -- on Wednesday. The looming All-Star break will afford Bennett extra time to heal. He dealt with a leg injury in early December, only to sustain a separate lower-body ailment upon blocking a shot in a game against the Canadiens last Friday. Still, as bottom-six forward who's been averaging one point every four games, the development of Bennett going on IR shouldn't cause much of a stir in the fantasy realm.
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