May 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) handles the puck against the New York Islanders during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Beau Bennett Has Setback, Out 3-4 More Weeks


Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Beau Bennett, whose been out since Nov. 22 after having surgery on his wrist/hand, will reportedly miss 3-4 more weeks due to a setback – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Bennett has missed the last 35 games, and played in just 12 this season.

He was originally given a timetable of 8-10 weeks – per Michelle Crechiolo of the Pens’ website – and there’s a fogginess surrounding when the setback occurred. For all we know, he could be in the third week of Bylsma’s timetable.

Point is, this kid just can’t catch a break. When it seems as though he’s close to being reinserted, he isn’t, and when he is, he gets hurt again.

Now, the Pens are in a bit of a pickle. With the trade deadline approaching, and the uncertainty of Bennett grows, does his situation force GM Ray Shero’s hand? Does Shero now have to trade for a forward?

Hopefully, Bennett is able to come back soon. When he is in there, he’s one of the teams’ best goal scorers.

I’m assuming we’ll know more about Bennett as we get to the middle of March. Tough break – no pun intended.

In 12 games, Bennett’s recorded three points (1G, 2A).

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