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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Flames Injury Update: Sam Bennett to undergo surgery, expected to miss 4-6 months

By on 10/09/2014 07:01:00 PM

Calgary Flames' rookie center Sam Bennett needs surgery on an injured shoulder and will be out of the lineup for 4-6 months, according to  This confirms previously reported suspicions.

Bennett, 18, was the 4th overall pick in this year's NHL Draft.  He played through shoulder issues last year with the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League, but whatever issues he had didn't seem to bother him much as he tallied 36 goals and 55 assists in just 57 games.  He apparently kept quiet about the shoulder to stay in the Flames' lineup this season.  So far this year, Bennett had also missed time both in preseason games and Flames' camp due to a groin injury.

Calgary finished last season in the bottom third of the NHL in both goals scored and goals against. They opened the season yesterday with a 2-4 loss at home to the Vancouver Canucks.  They begin a six-game road trip tonight when they visit the Edmonton Oilers.

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