Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Beau Bennett is reportedly set to undergo surgery this offseason to repair his hand/wrist, and stated he’d be available come next season – according to the Pens’ Twitter handle.
Beau Bennett said he’ll have surgery on his hand/wrist this summer. Added he’ll be ready for start of next season #Pens
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) May 15, 2014
Bennett missed 50 straight games during the regular-season after having surgery on his hand/wrist back in November, and Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Bennett never really fully recovered from the injury.
Bennett is having surgery. Never was close to 100 percent.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) May 15, 2014
Bennett was thought to be replaced by Tanner Glass in Tuesday’s Game 7 for a grittier approach, but now that his impending operation has surfaced, he may have aggravated his surgically repaired hand/wrist during the playoffs at some point, which would explain his slight ineffectiveness.