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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
38-6-4 80
30-12-8 68
31-15-1 63
26-19-3 55
23-22-6 52
21-19-8 50
22-23-3 47
20-25-4 44

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 19 30 -3 17:44 48

Top Sam Bennett News

  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Expected to return

    Bennett (lower body) is expected to play Friday against LA, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Bennett should return to his usual role skating on the second line and the second power-play unit after missing Tuesday's loss to the Penguins with a lower-body injury. Bennett's picked up 11 goals and 30 points through 49 games this season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Unavailable against Pittsburgh

    Bennett (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Penguins, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

    Bennett will miss at least one contest with an injury he sustained during Monday's loss to the Rangers. With Bennett on the shelf, look for Chris Tierney to center the second line against Pittsburgh.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Being evaluated after injury

    Bennett (undisclosed) is being evaluated after leaving Monday's game against the Rangers, Katie Engleson of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Bennett briefly returned after what appeared to be a lower-body injury Monday, indicating that it may not be a serious issue. However, the Panthers are back in action Tuesday against Pittsburgh and his status for that game is unclear. Expect more information on his injury to come out in the coming days.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Good to go

    Bennett (upper body) will play Monday versus the Rangers.

    Bennett won't miss any additional playing time after being forced to leave Saturday's contest against Minnesota. He is slated to be back between Matthew Tkachuk and Carter Verhaeghe on Monday versus New York. Bennett has racked up 11 goals, 30 points, 144 shots on net, 32 blocks and 116 hits in 48 games this season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Might be available Monday

    Bennett (upper body) might be available for Monday's game against the Rangers, Panthers coach Paul Maurice told David Dwork of Local 10 Miami on Saturday.

    Bennett was limited to 9:14 of ice time in Florida's 5-3 win against Minnesota on Saturday because of the injury. The fact that he hasn't been ruled out for Monday's contest suggests that he might not be badly hurt. He has 11 goals and 30 points in 48 games this season. If he ends up being unavailable Monday, then Colin White, who last played Jan. 14, might draw back into the lineup.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Exits Saturday's game

    Bennett (upper body) will not return to Saturday's game versus the Wild.

    Bennett was hurt during the second period and ruled out during the third. The 26-year-old had three goals and two assists over his previous seven contests, so his absence will be a notable one if he can't suit up Monday versus the Rangers.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Puts up two points in win

    Bennett scored a power-play goal on five shots, dished an assist, went minus-2, logged two PIM, doled out two hits and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Avalanche.

    Outside of the minus rating, Bennett had a highly productive contest. That's been a relative rarity for him lately -- he'd picked up just four points over his previous 16 contests since his last multi-point effort. The 26-year-old is up to nine goals, 27 points (seven on the power play), 127 shots, 105 hits, 40 PIM and a minus-7 rating through 42 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Gets back on track

    Bennett earned a power-play assist to complement a pair of blocked shots and three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Devils.

    Bennett snapped a six-game point drought and was predictably physical in this battle against a Devils team sitting near the top of the Metropolitan Division standings. Still, fantasy managers relying on Bennett would certainly like to see him improve upon a paltry 6.7 shooting percentage; he's set 105 shots on goal which is the second most on the team, albeit with only seven goals among his 23 points and 34 games played.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Distributes three assists

    Bennett notched three assists, four hits, two shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Kraken.

    Two of Bennett's helpers came on the power play. The 26-year-old has done well with an expanded role during the Panthers' current road trip, logging two goals and four assists in his last four games. The Ontario native is at 21 points (four on the power play), 77 shots on net, 61 hits, 30 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 25 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Productive in Thursday's win

    Bennett scored twice on four shots, went plus-3, added three hits and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

    Bennett tallied insurance goals in the second and third periods. He snapped an eight-game goal drought with the effort, though he salvaged some offense with six helpers during that span. The 26-year-old center is up to seven goals, 18 points, 75 shots, 57 hits, 19 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 24 contests this season.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Generates helper in overtime loss

    Bennett provided an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers.

    Bennett hadn't registered a point in the last three contests entering Monday. He changed that quickly, assisting on a Matthew Tkachuk tally 3:49 into the game. With no goals and six helpers in his last seven outings, Bennett's offense is still steady enough to help in fantasy. The 26-year-old is up to 16 points, 69 shots on net, 54 hits, 28 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 22 games.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Another multi-point effort

    Bennett earned two assists, two shots, one hit and two blocks in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Calgary.

    Bennett set up third-period goals by Eetu Luostarinen and Matthew Tkachuk. He has amassed four goals and 10 points in the past six games. Bennett has four multi-point performances during that span. He has accounted for 15 points in 18 contests this campaign.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Three helpers in loss

    Bennett notched three assists, one on the power play, in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Stars.

    The Panthers fell behind 4-0 in the first period, but Bennett did his best to spark a comeback. The 26-year-old has three multi-point performances in the last four games, and through 17 contests on the season he's up to five goals and 13 points, putting him on pace to blow past the career-high 49 points he amassed in 2021-22.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Seals win with empty-netter

    Bennett produced a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes.

    Bennett helped out on Nick Cousins' first-period goal, which turned out to be all the Panthers would need with Spencer Knight bricking up the home net. With Carolina's net empty, Bennett helped pad the lead by depositing his third goal of the season in the final seconds. Bennett rounded out his stat line with four shots, one blocked shot, two PIM, six hits and a plus-2 rating.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Deposits game-winner Sunday

    Bennett scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Ducks.

    Bennett's third-period marker stood as the game-winning goal. He entered Sunday with just one assist in his last eight games, so it was a positive to see him light the lamp. The 26-year-old is up to six points, 46 shots on net, 29 hits, 14 PIM and a minus-5 rating in 13 contests. He's still searching for consistency on offense, and though Bennett has remained in a top-six role, his ice time has dipped under 15 minutes in each of the last two games.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Records helper

    Bennett posted an assist, three shots on goal, three hits and four PIM in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Coyotes.

    Bennett ended a five-game point drought with the help on Colin White's goal. The 26-year-old Bennett had 49 points in 71 games last year, but he's gotten off to a slower start in 2022-23 with just five points in 10 contests. The center has picked up 35 shots, 27 hits, 12 PIM and a minus-2 rating to scrape together some all-around fantasy value, but he needs to get his offense back to last year's level or better to be a steady option.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Two points in Monday's loss

    Bennett scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins.

    He lit the lamp for the first time this season early in the second period before setting up Colin White for Florida's final tally late in the third. Bennett added five shots, two hits and a minus-1 rating to his ledger, and now that he's off the schneid the 26-year-old will get to work matching or topping last season's career highs of 28 goals and 49 points.

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  • Panthers' Sam Bennett: Contributes assist Wednesday

    Bennett notched an assist, five shots on goal and six hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Capitals in Game 5.

    Bennett had the secondary assist on Sam Reinhart's game-tying goal at 14:41 of the second period. This was Bennett's second straight game with a helper, and he's added a goal in five playoff contests overall. The physical forward has also made a physical impact with 29 hits while adding 15 shots on net, six PIM and a plus-2 rating as the Panthers' second-line center.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Holland Landing, ON
Age: 26
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left