April 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Beau Bennett (19) carries the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Center. The Penguins defeated the Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Beau Bennett Out With Lower-Body Injury


Penguins highly-touted prospect Beau Bennett has been kept out of practice and is listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed lower-body injury – according to the team’s website.

Bennett is currently playing for the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and has posted 24 points (6G, 18A) in 32 games.

In his first full season since his wrist injury the season before, Bennett was selected to his first AHL All-Star game to represent the Eastern Conference and the WBS Pens.

The 21-year-old Bennett was the Penguins first-round-selection in 2010 (20th overall), and is the first ever California-native to reach the NHL.

Since being introduced to the game, I am predicting he will eventually be Sidney Crosby’s winger. With a smooth skating ability and astounding hand-eye coordination, you can see why Bennett is so highly praised.

We’ve yet to see him reach the NHL, but the organization is anxiously awaiting his arrival.

Stay tuned for more news towards Bennett’s injury.

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