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May 24, 2021 11:32 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Provides assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett notched an assist, five shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Lightning in Game 5.

Bennett helped out on MacKenzie Weegar's game-tying goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Bennett has been effective in the playoffs with a goal and four assists in four appearances. He's added six PIM, 16 shots on net, 13 hits and seven blocked shots as the Panthers' preferred second-line center.

May 21, 2021 02:20 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Scores in return from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett provided a goal and three hits in Thursday's 6-5 win over Tampa Bay in Game 3.

After returning from a one-game suspension, Bennett scored his 12th career playoff goal on a cross-ice pass from Jonathan Huberdeau to open the scoring in the first period. The 24-year-old had 15 points in 10 games with the Panthers since joining the team at the NHL trade deadline. Bennett and the Panthers will look to build on this game Saturday in Game 4 with a chance to tie the series on the road.

May 17, 2021 02:56 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Suspended one game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett has been suspended for Game 2 of the Panthers' first-round series against the Lightning.

Bennett will serve the suspension Tuesday and should be eligible to return to the lineup for Thursday's Game 3. He received a two-minute minor penalty for boarding Blake Coleman on the play that led to his suspension. Alexander Wennberg or Noel Acciari will likely slide up to the second line in Bennett's absence.

May 17, 2021 09:32 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Facing possible suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for boarding Blake Coleman on Sunday.

The fact that Bennett is having a hearing all but guarantees he will be suspended for at least one game, though an official announcement should come from the league prior to Tuesday's Game 2 clash with the Lightning. Without Bennett in the lineup, Alexander Wennberg figures to jump into a second-line center role.

May 17, 2021 12:36 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Sends two assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (undisclosed) produced a pair of assists, four shots on goal, four PIM, three hits and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.

Bennett had a hand in goals by both of his linemates as Jonathan Huberdeau and Owen Tippett scored in the third period. The 24-year-old Bennett enters the postseason with 19 points in 30 playoff contests in his career. He's clicked effectively as the Panthers' second-line center, and he tends to elevate his game when it matters most -- this could be a breakout for the Ontario native if the Panthers make a deep run.

May 14, 2021 12:20 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (undisclosed) deemed himself ready to play in Sunday's Game 1 versus Tampa Bay on Friday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.

Bennett missed the final game of the regular season with an undisclosed issue, but he's expected to slot into a top-six role and a spot on Florida's second power-play unit for Game 1 against the Lightning. The 24-year-old forward has been on fire since being traded to the Panthers at the deadline, racking up six goals and 15 points in just 10 contests.

May 10, 2021 11:24 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Sitting out season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (undisclosed) will miss Monday's season finale against the Lightning, George Richards of Florida Hockey Now reports.

The reason for Bennett's absence is yet to be clarified, but his availability for the postseason doesn't seem to be in danger at this time. Bennett has thrived since coming over from Calgary via trade, totaling 15 points in 10 games with the Panthers. He'll finish the regular season with 10 goals and 17 assists over 48 appearances between the Flames and Panthers.

May 9, 2021 12:04 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Sets franchise record
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Bennett bet on himself when he sought out a trade from the Flames and he won. His 15 points are the most by a player in his first 10 games with the Panthers. Bennett has natural chemistry with Jonathan Huberdeau and Owen Tippett on the second line. Pick him for your postseason pool and enjoy the benefits.

May 6, 2021 12:08 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Expected to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (upper body) is expected to be ready to return Saturday versus Tampa Bay, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

Bennett missed Monday's win over Dallas with an upper-body issue, but he's on track to return to a top-six role Saturday against the Lightning. The 24-year-old forward has been red hot since being traded to the Panthers, having racked up five goals and 13 points in just nine games with his new team.

May 3, 2021 12:01 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Suffers upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett is dealing with an upper-body issue that will sideline him versus Dallas on Monday, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.

Bennett has been red hot since joining the Panthers at the trade deadline with five goals and eight helpers in just nine appearances. The 24-year-old winger managed just 12 points in 38 contests with Calgary prior to being shipped out. With the Ontario native unavailable, Mason Marchment will return to the lineup and figures to replace Bennett as the third-line center.

May 1, 2021 11:48 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Supplies pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett posted two assists, four shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.

Bennett had primary helpers on goals by Anthony Duclair and Owen Tippett. The former opened the scoring, while the latter was the game-winner. The 24-year-old Bennett is up to 13 points in only nine contests, eclipsing the 12 points he recorded in 38 games with the Flames prior to the trade deadline. The Ontario native has added 103 shots on net and 107 hits this season.

April 29, 2021 11:21 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Overtime hero Thursday
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Bennett scored a goal on eight shots, doled out six hits and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

Bennett was a force on offense throughout the game, and he sealed the victory with a goal 4:08 into overtime. The 24-year-old is thriving in Florida with 11 points in eight contests with his new team. He's up to 23 points (nine goals, 14 helpers), 99 shots on net, 105 hits, 40 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 46 games overall.

April 28, 2021 12:32 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Plucks three apples
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett registered three assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators.

A change of scenery has suited Bennett well -- the 24-year-old has produced 10 points in seven games with the Panthers after accumulating only 12 points in 38 contests as a Flame this year. Two of Bennett's three assists Tuesday came with the man advantage. He's seen top-six usage in Florida, which makes Bennett a solid addition for fantasy managers in need of an all-around boost.

April 26, 2021 11:49 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Nets fourth goal for new squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett scored a goal on five shots in Monday's 4-1 loss to Nashville.

The trade-deadline acquisition from Calgary tallied his fourth goal in six games as a Panther when Anthony Duclair's feed went off Bennett's skate to open the scoring less than five minutes into the game. Bennett was in and out of the doghouse in Calgary but seems to have found a home in the Sunshine State, picking up seven points and 19 PIM with 21 shots on goal with Florida.

April 20, 2021 11:00 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Two tallies including winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennet scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

He also added six hits, four shots and a plus-3 rating to his ledger. Bennett has been revitalized by his trade to Florida, and after managing only four goals and 12 points through 38 games with Calgary, the 24-year-old already has three goals and five points in three contests for his new club. It's easy to forget Bennett was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 draft, and while he won't maintain his current scoring pace, he might have upside the Flames were never able to unlock.

April 18, 2021 11:04 AM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Debuts with pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett registered two assists and five hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. He was also plus-3 with one hit.

Bennett, a trade deadline pick-up from Calgary, made his Florida debut, centering the second line between Jonathan Huberdeau and Anthony Duclair. The assignment netted Bennett 15:40 of ice time -- about two more minutes than he'd been averaging with the Flames -- and he responded with assists on goals by Huberdeau and Brandon Montour. Calgary's first-round pick in 2014 never blossomed offensively over five-and-a-half seasons, but perhaps the fresh start and a consistent top-six role will help him flourish in the Sunshine State.

April 17, 2021 01:12 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Ready for Panthers debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett (not injury related) will make his Panthers debut in Saturday's game against the Lightning.

Bennett was traded to the Panthers on Monday, and he's completed his quarantine. The 24-year-old will immediately take on a prominent role with the Panthers, as he'll center Jonathan Huberdeau and Anthony Duclair on the team's second line Saturday. Bennett posted just 12 points with the Flames this season, but he's worth monitoring ahead of the fantasy playoffs with a prime situation on tap in Florida.

April 12, 2021 06:32 PM
Panthers' Sam Bennett: Shipped to Florida
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers acquired Bennett and a 2022 sixth-round pick via trade from the Flames on Monday for a 2021 second-round pick and prospect Emil Heineman, Frank Seravalli of reports.

Bennett requested a trade back in January, and the Flames finally granted his wish less than an hour before Monday's deadline. The 2014 fourth overall pick has accrued four goals, eight assists and a minus-12 rating through 38 gamest his season while averaging 13:28 of ice time. The 24-year-old has underwhelmed, but he has flashed high upside before, especially in the playoffs. He'll also be a restricted free agent this offseason, which is why the return was so high. It's unclear when Bennett will make his debut for the Panthers.

April 11, 2021 01:12 AM
Flames' Sam Bennett: Point streak at four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett notched a pair of assists and a team-high six hits in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Oilers.

Bennett helped out on tallies by Mark Giordano and Brett Ritchie in the contest. The 24-year-old Bennett has racked up five assists in his last four games. He has 12 points in 38 contests overall, matching his point output from 52 appearances last season. The Ontario native has added 67 shots on goal, 79 hits and 19 PIM in 2020-21.

April 6, 2021 01:00 AM
Flames' Sam Bennett: Assists in three straight games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bennett recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Bennett had the lone helper on the first of Mikael Backlund's two goals in the third period. The 24-year-old Bennett has assists in three straight games, lifting his season output to 10 points in 37 contests. He's added 73 hits, 67 shots, 19 PIM and a minus-16 rating in a bottom-six role.

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