The Pittsburgh Penguins and general manager Ray Shero announced today that they have recalled forward Beau Bennett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Bennett, 21, has played in 19 contests for the Pens this season, registering 9 points (2G, 7A) and skating to an impressive plus-7 rating so far.
This move may also mean that forward James Neal might be out for a little bit, after he took an elbow from New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto Friday, April 5th.
Seeing time on forward Evgeni Malkin’s line before being sent down, Bennett is the perfect backup plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bennett last played March 26th against Montreal, where he failed to record a point and only saw 7:52 minutes of ice-time.