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Panthers' Sam Bennett: Unleashes hat trick in blowout
Bennett netted three goals, an assist, and four hits in a 7-1 win over the Stars on Friday..
Bennett has only played in four games since Dec. 29 against the New York Rangers (suspension), but in those games he has racked up seven points. The left-winger has scored 14 goals and seven assists in 28 games this season and is well on his way to being as impactful as he was in his first full season back in 2015, when he contributed 36 points in 77 games as a nineteen-year-old.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Returns from suspension
Bennett completed his three-game suspension Monday for an illegal hit on Cedric Paquette's head, per George Richards of Panthers Press Box.
Bennett has served his three-game suspension and will be making his return to play against the Canucks on Tuesday. Through his last 10 appearances, the 25-year-old has averaged 18:57 of ice time, 4:05 during the power play and recorded four goals and one assist.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Suspended three games
Bennett received a three-game suspension Sunday for an illegal check to the head against Montreal's Cedric Paquette.
Bennett will miss Florida's next three games, including Tuesday's tilt with Calgary. He'll be able to return against the Canucks on Jan. 11. The 25-year-old has 11 goals and 17 points through 26 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Could face suspension
Bennett has a hearing with the NHL on Sunday to discuss his hit to Cedric Paquette's head Saturday.
The hit in Saturday's game against Montreal could certainly merit a suspension. Bennett scored two goals in the game and now has 11 on the season, to go along with six assists in 26 games. Whether the 25-year-old will miss any time should become clear within a few days.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Lights lamp twice against Habs
Bennett scored two goals on a game-high 10 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
He also chipped in two hits, one blocked shot and a plus-1 rating. Bennett found the back of the net in the first and third periods, both times beating Samuel Montembeault less than a minute into the frame. On the season, Bennett has 11 goals and 17 points through 26 games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Good to go
Bennett (illness) is on track to play Saturday versus the Canadiens, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bennett is expected to slot into a featured role for Saturday's contest, skating on the Panthers' second line and top power-play unit against Montreal. The 25-year-old forward has picked up nine goals and 15 points through 25 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Sits out with illness
Bennett didn't play Thursday versus the Lightning due to an illness, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bennett has had some bad luck lately, as he played Wednesday versus the Rangers in his first game back from a stint in the COVID-19 protocols. The 25-year-old should have a good chance to return Saturday versus the Canadiens if he can put this new illness behind him.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Unavailable Thursday
Bennett (undisclosed) will not be available Thursday against the Lightning, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
Bennett tallied an assist in Wednesday's win over the Rangers and it's unclear why he's out Thursday. The 25-year-old forward has 15 points through 25 games this season. An update on his status should be available before Saturday's tilt with Montreal.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Clears protocols
Bennett cleared COVID-19 protocols and rejoined the Panthers at practice Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Bennett had recorded three goals and one assist through the 10 games prior to his absence. His return provides some much-needed depth at the Panthers' center position with Aleksander Barkov and Eetu Luostarinen both sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Enters virus protocols
Bennett was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Wednesday.
The Panthers now have five players, including Bennett, in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. Bennett has already been ruled out of Thursday's game versus LA, but he could be sidelined longer if he exhibits symptoms. The Panthers will likely need to recall several players from their AHL affiliate to fill in for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Tickles twine
Bennett scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 3-1 win over the Coyotes.
Just 10 seconds after Patric Hornqvist opened the scoring, Bennett tallied to double the Panthers' lead. The 25-year-old saw first-line usage Friday with Aleksander Barkov (undisclosed) out of action. Bennett is up to nine goals, 14 points, 83 shots, 48 hits, 20 PIM and a plus-13 rating through 22 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Continues to score against Metro
Bennett recorded a power-play goal, an assist and six shots in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia.
Bennett tied the game at a goal apiece 3:59 into the third period, then assisted on Aaron Ekblad's overtime game-winner. He has experienced a dramatic uptick in productivity ever since moving from Calgary to Florida at last year's trade deadline, with 13 goals and 27 points in 25 games as a Panther. If Bennett ever needs another scoring jolt, he should consider moving to the Metropolitan Division next, as five of his seven goals this season have come against foes from the Metro.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Game-time call Tuesday
Bennett (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's clash with the Devils. Per the NHL media site, Bennett has been activated off injured reserve.
Bennett missed the team's previous four contests due to his upper-body issue but appears to be trending in the right direction. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old winger racked up seven points in his last eight contests, including two power-play points. If Bennett plays, it figures to be in a second-line role, which could push Anton Lundell to the bottom six.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Lights lamp in return
Bennett (upper body) scored a goal on four shots and had two PIM in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Devils. He also had two hits.
After missing the previous four games with his injury, Bennett wasted no time in making his presence felt, knocking home his own wraparound rebound to open the scoring less than four minutes into the game. Bennett has produced five goals and eight points with a plus-8 rating in nine games this season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Returning Tuesday
Bennett (upper body) is set to return Tuesday versus the Devils, Steve Goldstein of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Bennett missed four games with the injury, but his activation from injured reserve earlier Tuesday was a good indication he would return. The 25-year-old will center the second line and should see significant power-play time.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Remains unavailable against Rangers
Bennett (upper body) is considered day-to-day but won't play in Monday's clash with the Rangers, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Bennett was off to a strong start to the year before getting hurt, as he registered four goals on 27 shots and three assists in eight contests. The 25-year-old winger was stuck in a four-game goal drought when he sustained his upper-body injury. Once cleared to play, Bennett should retake his place in the top six for the Panthers.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Out Saturday
Bennett (upper body) remains on injured reserve and won't play Saturday against Carolina, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Saturday marks the third straight missed game for Bennett, whose near-point-per-game scoring will surely be missed against the perfect 9-0-0 Hurricanes. His next chance to return will be Monday in a road matchup with the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Lands on IR
Bennett (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Bennett was likely placed on IR retroactive to Oct. 30, so he'll be eligible to return as soon as he's deemed fit to play. Once healthy, Bennett, who's racked up four goals and seven points through eight games this campaign, should return to a top-six role and a spot on Florida's No. 1 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
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