Apr 26, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) skates with the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period in game five of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Beau Bennett to Have Surgery on Hand/Wrist, Again

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.

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 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.

The 22-year-old only performed in 21 regular-season games for Pittsburgh, where he collected just seven points (4G, 3A). In 12 postseason contests, Bennett garnered five points (1G, 4A).

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