Edmonton assigned Benson to AHL Bakersfield on Monday, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Benson appeared in five games during his nine-day stay with the big club, tallying one assist while averaging 11:35 of ice time per contest. He'll return to a featured role with Bakersfield, where he's racked up nine goals and 36 points in 43 contests this campaign.
Benson earned an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Benson had the lone helper on Josh Archibald's go-ahead tally at 15:01 of the second period. It was Benson's first point in four career games. The second-round pick from 2016 has racked up 36 points in 43 outings with AHL Bakersfield, but he's likely going to stay with the parent club while James Neal (ankle) is sidelined.
Benson was brought up from AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday.
With the club set to embark on a three-game road trip, the decision was made to designate James Neal (ankle) for injured reserve and use the available roster spot to recall Benson. In 43 games with the Condors this year, the 21-year-old has racked up nine goals and 27 helpers. Although Benson figures to serve as an emergency depth option, his scoring touch could earn him a look over Jujhar Khaira or Patrick Russell.
The Oilers reassigned Benson to AHL Bakersfield on Sunday.
The 21-year-old got his first taste at the NHL level this season, going pointless while skating in 7:22 of averaging ice time through two games. Benson will head back to the AHL, where he's been dominant in racking up 35 points in 42 games. Benson's demotion likely signals that James Neal (ankle) is nearing a return to the lineup.
Benson was recalled by the Oilers from AHL Bakersfield on Thursday.
The 21-year-old earned his first career call up Thursday, as he's racked up 35 points in 42 AHL games this campaign. A 2016 second-round pick, Benson could enter the lineup as early as Friday against the Blues for his first career NHL game.
Benson has five assists in as many games with AHL Bakersfield this year.
Benson has earned a reputation as a strong playmaker in the minors, with 51 assists among his 66 points for the Condors last season. He's continuing that style of play this year. The second-round pick from 2016 will likely stay in the minors throughout 2019-20, but he could challenge for a job with the parent club in the coming years.
Benson was assigned to AHL Bakersfield on Friday.
Benson appeared in two preseason games and managed just two shots on goal while failing to record a point. The second-round pick from 2016 had 15 goals and 66 points in 68 games with Bakersfield last season. If he can continue to perform at that level, the winger should see NHL action sooner rather than later.
Benson racked up three assists in AHL Bakersfield's 7-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday.
Benson has been excellent in his first professional season. He currently ranks fourth amongst all AHL rookies in scoring with 34 points in 40 games, and his 29 assists are tied for fourth in the circuit, overall. A second-round pick (32nd overall) of the Oilers in 2016, Benson dealt with all sorts of injuries during the course of his junior career, but he finally seems to be healthy. Given the state of affairs in Edmonton these days, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Benson spends the later stages of the season in the NHL.
Benson notched an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to WHL Everett.
Despite the loss, Benson kept his point streak alive (four games) and now has 56 points (20 goals, 36 assists) in 47 games playing for the Vancouver Giants. The young winger has had a hard time staying healthy throughout his career (groin, shoulder) but has appeared in more games this season than in any since his 2014-15 campaign (62). Edmonton's 2016 second-round pick (#32) is still seen as a poor skater but could get his chance at the NHL level sooner rather than later given the big club's disappointing 2017-18.
Benson picked up three assists in WHL Vancouver's 8-7 win over Edmonton on Sunday.
Benson's season got off to a late start due to a groin injury. His inability to stay healthy has unfortunately defined Benson's young career. He has played just 70 games over the last three seasons combined and he has shown no ability to be able to suit up on a regular basis. Despite being a poor skater, Benson does enough other things well that he should be able to develop into a useful NHL player in a depth role if he can simply shake the injury bug. Benson has four goals and nine points in seven games for the Giants since returning.
Benson (groin) was sent back to juniors after being cleared from the injury that kept him out of training camp.
Benson -- who was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft -- will head back to WHL Vancouver. where he racked up 11 goals and 31 helpers in 33 outings last season. Despite the promise shown by the 19-year-old thus far, he will likely need to spend some time in the AHL before getting called up to the big club, especially considering the wealth of young talent in Edmonton.
Benson will miss the Young Stars rookie tournament after having hernia surgery "on both sides," the Edmonton Journal reports.
Benson, who was injured last fall as well, is skating but isn't ready for contact. He may not be ready by the time main camp rolls around either. However the 2016 second-rounder isn't expected to carve out a big role in the NHL this season, so the fantasy impact of his injury is minimal.
Benson agreed to terms with the Oilers on a three-year, entry-level contract Friday.
The Oilers nabbed this talented scoring winger in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's having quite the 2016-17 campaign for the WHL's Giants, already sinking 10 goals to complement 30 assists in 31 games. Remember the name Benson for the coming fantasy seasons.
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