Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett has been given a one-game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety and will not play in Game 2 against their first round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow.
The Richmond Hill Ontario native was disciplined for boarding Bolts forward Blake Coleman at 11:45 of the third period in Tampa Bay’s 5-4 win in Game one on Sunday. Bennett received a minor penalty for charging at 12:19. Coleman remained in the game despite the collision. Bennett had two assists, three blocked shots and four shots on goal in the game.
He scored 10 goals, 17 assists and 27 points in 48 games including 15 points in 10 games after he was acquired in a trade with the Calgary Flames on April 12th.
|2021-05-17 15:40||USA||Suspension||out: Bennett will not be in the lineup for Game 2 of the Central Division Semifinals against the Lightning, as he has been handed a one game suspension..|
|2021-05-10 11:40||CBS||Undisclosed||Expected to be out until at least May 12|
|2019-11-09 02:10||ESPN||Foot||Bennett (foot) will be a game-time decision for Saturday’s night’s matchup with St. Louis, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2019-04-06 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Bennett (upper body) is out for Saturday’s game versus the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2019-03-30 02:40||ESPN||Upper Body||Bennett (upper body) is not ready to return and will miss Friday’s contest with the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2019-03-22 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Bennett (upper body) will not return to Thursday’s game against the Senators, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2019-03-10 03:40||ESPN||Undisclosed||Bennett (undisclosed) participated in full practice Saturday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2018-12-21 03:10||ESPN||Upper Body||Bennett (upper body) is expected to play against the Lightning on Thursday, but needs clearance from the medical staff, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.|
|2018-11-23 13:40||NBC||Arm||Arm (day-to-day)|