Beau Bennett is hurt again


And things were going so well, too.

On Tuesday, the New Jersey Devils announced that oft-injured forward Beau Bennett suffered a right leg laceration at the end of Monday’s practice, and didn’t travel to Winnipeg with the team. Ergo, he will miss this evening’s tilt against the Jets.

For a guy that only played in 129 of a possible 294 games over the first four years of his career — all spent in Pittsburgh — another injury shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Bennett has dealt with a broken wrist, shoulder problems, mumps and a variety of lower-body ailments, and managed to poke fun at himself after joining the Devils this offseason:

But maybe this latest health setback should come as a bit of a surprise. Because this year, Bennett has actually been healthy!

He’s been a nice pickup for the Devils, appearing in 20 of 21 games while chipping in with seven points. He’s also averaging a shade under 14 minutes per night.

Thankfully for both Bennett and the Devils, he’s not expected to be out long. The team said he remained in New Jersey to work out on his own, and is considered day-to-day.


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