Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bennett debut pending?
By Victoria Matiash
It may only be a matter of weeks (days?) before Beau Bennett makes his NHL debut.
The 21-year-old forward was a standout in training camp for the Pittsburgh Penguins before re-joining the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. ESPN.com's Craig Custance believes the 2010 first-round draft pick will be called up before the season is through.
Craig CustancePens prospect should expect call
"We've already seen injuries hit the NHL hard and the expectation is that most teams will dip into their AHL ranks plenty of times before the playoffs. Bennett should be one of the first to get the call if there are any issues up front in Pittsburgh. Bennett saw time during training camp on a line with James Neal and Evgeni Malkin, which is a fantastic place for him to be. He's more playmaker than shooter, so those are two pretty good options for him to look for as linemates. He has made a successful transition from the University of Denver to the AHL, where he put up 24 points in his first 32 professional games this season ..."