Pittsburgh Penguins’ injured forward Beau Bennett is reportedly still 3-4 weeks away from making his return to the lineup – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the team’s Twitter handle.
Maintenance day for Orpik. Bennett still has 3-4 weeks left on his injury, should take him to the last week of the break, per #Pens Bylsma
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 28, 2014
Bennett, 22, underwent surgery to repair a problem with his hand/wrist back in November, and was originally given a timetable of 8-10 weeks for recovery.
If Bennett suffers no setbacks from now until the end of the Olympics, he has a strong possibility of being reinserted into the lineup when play resumes in March.
As far as what line Bennett will be on is still up-in-the-air. Before he went down with an injury, he was slotted on the top-line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. However, forward Brian Gibbons has filled-in just fine during his absence.
We’ll have to play-it-by-ear with Bennett’s situation, but as of right now, expect him back after the break.
Bennett has missed 41 games this season with two separate injuries. In the 12 contests he has performed in, he’s collected just three points (1G, 2A).