Beau Bennett was one of the best forwards in training camp so far for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He scored the team's only goal against Detroit recently, and created several scoring chances just last night against Minnesota.
At only 22 years old, Bennett has already spent more than his fair share of time on the shelf due to injuries, including multiple wrist surgeries in the past year that cost him 61 NHL games last season.
So in a cruel twist of fate, Bennett went down in practice today and had to be helped off the ice with no weight on his left leg. After practice coach Mike Johnston said it might not have been a worst case scenario, but didn't offer updates as to if they know the exact condition.
Bennett took to twitter saying,
Good time to break the Twitter hiatus, haven't had the best luck and no one is more mad/sad than me. It's getting embarrassing, I'm sorry.— Beau Bennett (@BeauBennett19) September 26, 2014
This is a tough one to take. No one on the team probably gives more of their time to children and charities than Bennett, who's a legit good dude that just can't seem to catch a break. Sadly, that will continue and hopefully he'll be back on the ice sooner than later, though at this point it probably won't be soon enough to join Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie on what the Penguins wanted to run as their third line.
And hey, there's nothing to be embarrassed about, it's not like he hurt himself while eating some pancakes, right?