Benn, who will require around six weeks to recover from Thursday's surgery to repair a core muscle injury, finished second in the league with 89 points -- only behind Chicago's Patrick Kane (106) -- and played in every game last season. The 26-year-old wunderkind also led the
Benn underwent successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury Thursday. He is expected to be fully recovered from the procedure in six weeks.
Benn's recovery timetable puts him on track to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 campaign, but leaves his status for September's World Cup of Hockey up in the air. The Canadian forward will be reevaluated in six weeks, at which time his availability for the World Cup will be determined. Fantasy owners can expect an update on the 26-year-old sniper's status ahead of Canada's first World Cup contest, which is set to take place on Sept. 17 against the Czech Republic.
"Jamie's not going anywhere," said general manager Jim Nill. "We'll get something done." Benn is perhaps the eminent power forward in the NHL and would command max dollars on the open market.
Jamie Benn attempted just one shot on goal and finished with a minus-1 rating as his Dallas Stars were eliminated in humiliating fashion Wednesday with a 6-1 Game 7 loss to the Blues.
Great things were expected of Benn in this game after he totaled 15 points through 12 appearances this postseason, but he came up empty along with the rest of the Stars. While this one will surely sting, the 26-year-old can still hang his hat on a fantastic playoff showing overall following an 89-point regular season.
Jamie Benn assisted on Patrick Sharp and Cody Eakin's goals in a 3-2 overtime win Thursday.
The Dallas Stars captain continues to deliver as they tie up the series at 2-2 before heading back to Dallas. Benn took a few big hits in the game but didn't seem to suffer any major ailments. He continues to be the focal point of the Stars offense and a must-start for DFS players.