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Beau Bennett | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/27/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
College: Denver
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Beau Bennett hasn't recorded a point in three games since returning from a lower-body injury.
"When something happens to your lower body, it's always in the back of your head. Mentally you have to get over it. Eventually I will," Bennett said. Of course, it also doesn't help that he's averaged just 10:15 minutes per contest. He's got a lot of offensive upside, but we can't recommend owning him in standard leagues until he earns a bigger role with the Penguins. Nov 18 - 11:15 AM

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As expected, Beau Bennett made his NHL season debut on Tuesday.

Bennett was sidelined for the start of the season due to a lower-body injury. He took part in two AHL contests prior to Tuesday's game, but he was still used sparingly. He had a minus-one rating and logged just 9:35 minutes of ice time.
Nov 12 - 9:39 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have confirmed that Beau Bennett will make his season debut on Tuesday.

Bennett missed the start of the campaign due to a lower-body injury. He was sent to the AHL to shake off the rust and recorded five assists in two contests.
Nov 11 - 6:46 PM

Beau Bennett has been called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bennett had five assists in two AHL games. He's been devastated by injuries over the last couple of years, but he still has the potential to establish himself as a top-six forward.
Nov 11 - 1:52 PM

Beau Bennett has five assists in two AHL games.

Bennett is too good for the minors, but it remains to be seen if he can make the transition to the NHL. Of course, the bigger roadblock for him has been his health as he's been hit hard by injuries over the last couple of years.
Nov 11 - 11:14 AM

Beau Bennett might be playing in the AHL for a little while.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John Hynes suggested that Bennett needs to prove something before he'll be able to rejoin Pittsburgh. "'He has to leave no doubt that he's a full-time National Hockey League player," Hynes said. "It's strong work ethic. It's really being a difference-maker out there." Bennett has the potential to develop into a top-six forward, but he been slowed by injuries in recent seasons.
Nov 8 - 11:13 AM

Beau Bennett has been cleared for contact and he'll be sent to the minors to get some skates in while Pittsburgh goes on the road.

However, the reassignment isn't a formal conditioning stint. "It's an opportunity for him, with us being on the road and not having quality practices as we talked to you about," coach Mike Johnston said. "We'd like these guys to have some time in practice to get through practice. He needs that. So he has a chance to go down to Wilkes and get quality practices in this week." He suffered an injury to his medial collateral ligament during the preseason.
Nov 3 - 5:41 PM

Beau Bennett (lower body) might make his return within the next couple of weeks.

Bennett has a lot of potential, but he just can't catch a break. In addition to missing at least the first month of the 2013-14 campaign, he was limited to 21 contests in 2013-14. He'll be worth keeping an eye on once he's finally healthy.
Oct 30 - 9:32 AM

Beau Bennett (lower body) hasn't been cleared for contact yet.

Bennett is expected to get the green light to participate in contact drills after getting three or four practices under his belt. He hasn't played yet this season, but might be able to return next week.
Oct 28 - 12:24 PM

Beau Bennett (lower body) is ready to resume practicing with the Penguins.

Bennett isn't expected to return until the middle of November, but this is a big step in the right direction. He's missed Pittsburgh's first seven games this season.
Oct 28 - 11:22 AM

Beau Bennett (lower body) could start limited practices in the next 7-10 days.

He was expected to be out of action until the middle of November so it sounds like he is right on schedule. The talented winger keeps on getting hurt so his fantasy value is up in the air since he rarely plays and cannot stay in the lineup.
Oct 19 - 8:49 AM

Beau Bennett (lower body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Bennett is expected to be out until mid-November, so this move was expected. He had three goals and seven points in 21 games last season.
Oct 9 - 9:02 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that Beau Bennett will miss approximately six weeks with a lower-body injury.

The 20th pick of the 2010 NHL Draft has had some really tough injury luck lately. He missed 11 games with a lower-body issue and 51 more thanks to a wrist injury in 2013-14, marring a season many hoped would be a breakout year. One would guess he'd miss anywhere from 10 to 20 games because of this issue based on the team's estimates.
Sep 27 - 2:08 PM

Beau Bennett was hurt during Friday's practice when Kasperi Kapanen's skate clipped Bennett's heel, causing him to fall awkwardly.

"Early indications seem that it wasn't as bad as it looked," Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. Bennett has the potential to become a top-six forward, but he's been held back due to injuries. He only played in 21 games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sep 26 - 4:04 PM

Penguins forward Beau Bennett scored the lone Pittsburgh goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings in their preseason opener.

Bennett has struggled to avoid injury the past few seasons, but possesses a significant amount if potential if he can remain in the lineup. Marc-Andre Fleury drew the start for Pittsburgh and allowed two goals on 20 shots in two periods of action while 20-year-old Matthew Murray blocked seven shots in a clean frame on his own.
Sep 22 - 9:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss