Benning played his 50th game of the season Saturday against the Stars, recording three shots on goal, a blocked shot and a pair of penalty minutes. He failed to crack the scoresheet, however, leaving him with just four points on the season (one goal, three assists).
The 26-year-old blueliner has not been a prolific scorer in his five NHL campaigns, with his career high of 21 points coming three seasons ago with the Oilers. Benning tends to focus more on his defensive responsibilities -- he currently ranks fourth among Predators defensemen in blocked shots (53) and second in hits (52). He's also one of the team's leading penalty killers with an average TOI of 2:02.