Nov 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) celebrates with Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) after scoring a goal on Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the first peirod at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Beau Bennett Predicts Return to be Week and a Half Away

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ injured forward Beau Bennett, whose been out of the lineup since Nov. 22 after having surgery on his hand/wrist, reportedly predicted he’d be re-instered in about a week and a half – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tweeted out that Bennett specifically stated that in 10 days would be logical for him to return.

Sunday night was Bennett’s first team practice in, well, quite some time. He skated on a fourth-line that included two other injured forwards, Chris Conner and Brian Gibbons – per the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Bennett, 22, was originally given a timetable of 8-10 weeks to return, however, following the Olympics, head coach Dan Bylsma relayed to the media that he suffered a setback, and would miss the next 3-4 weeks.

The setback was fed to the public on Feb. 25, so, another 10 days will put him a little over three weeks since.

Good news is, Bennett will be ready to return soon. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if he’ll return to his top-line slot alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

Bennett’s missed the last 40 games, and only performed in 12. In those 12 tilts, he’s collected three points (1G, 2A).

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