The Pittsburgh Penguins and head coach Dan Bylsma reportedly stated that forward Beau Bennett will be out for 8-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair an issue with his wrist/hand — according to Michelle Crechiolo of the team’s website.
Bennett has not played since Friday against the New York Islanders, after he left the game in the third period and didn’t return.
Certainly a devastating injury to the young 22-year-old winger, who had just recently gotten back into action from a lower-body injury that held him out for 11 contests. Scoring his first goal of the season last Wednesday against the Washington Capitals and receiving top-line duties, Bennett was just starting to get into his groove.
In 12 games so far this season, Bennett has collected three points (1G, 2A).
Forward Tanner Glass will also reportedly miss a considerable amount of time after he suffered an apparent upper-body injury in Saturday’s loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
There’s no specific timetable as to how long he’ll be out, but Bylsma mentioned it would be longer than a day-to-day prognosis.
Glass has recorded six points (2G, 4A) in 24 contests so far this season, and has skated to a minus-1 rating.