Beau Bennett Back With A Vengeance (Originally for The Pink Puck)

beaubennettThough he’s been around for two years, having Beau Bennett in the lineup for the Pittsburgh Penguins is a relative rarity. The young player has been plagued with injuries, most recently a hand/wrist injury (which he described as “fluky”) that required surgery and caused him to miss 50 games just this season.

Bennett’s most recent assignment was back to the Wilkes-Bare/Scranton Penguins for a two-game stint aimed at returning him to NHL-ready condition, and his time there earned him both an assist and praise from team GM Ray Shero. But with his return on Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets (only his 39th game in the NHL), Bennett made it clear not only why he was the first pick of the Penguins in the 2010 draft, but why he was more than ready to be back playing at NHL level.

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