Bennett has no points in his last five games and has just seven points (1G / 6A) in 24 games this season. Luke Gazdic will replace Bennett in the lineup and Miles Wood will take his spot on the third line.
Bennett (leg) has been cleared to play on Tuesday.
Bennett has missed the last three games with a leg laceration, but he is set to return on Tuesday. With Pavel Zacha (face) out, Bennett will likely slide onto the the third line. Bennett enters play with seven points (1G / 6A) in 20 games this season.
A week ago it looked as if Bennett was going to play with Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique. Today, he won’t even be in the lineup. Bennett was acquired from Pittsburgh this summer, but his Devils debut will have to wait.
Bennett skating with the Devils’ top line in preseason.
The Devils will face the Islanders in a preseason game on Wednesday and Bennett will skate on the top line with Taylor Hall and Adam Henrique. Many expected Kyle Palmieri to skate there, but he is currently with Mike Cammalleri and Travis Zajac—a sign that Bennett will be given a true chance on the top line.
The Devils have inked Beau Bennett to a one-year contract worth $725K.
Bennett’s rights were acquired from the Penguins at the NHL draft and the Devils were successful in signing him to a one-year, “show me” contract. Bennett is a former first round pick, who has had a terrible time trying to stay healthy during his NHL career. He missed 49 games last year and 33 the year prior, but has shown flashes of a potential top-6 forward when he has managed to be on the ice.
Bennett (shoulder) will be out until after the All-Star break.
Bennett’s return to the lineup did not last long. He finds himself back on IR and won’t play until after the All-Star break. With Bennett out, the Penguins have recalled Scott Wilson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
Bennett (upper-body) returns to the Penguins lineup on Saturday.
Bennett has been out with an upper-body injury since December 14th, but will be back in the lineup this afternoon. Injuries have crippled Bennett’s career—he comes in with 10 points (5G / 5A) in 24 games this season.