The Flames have sent Sam Bennett to Kingston (OHL).
Bennett, 18, has not played all season because of a shoulder injury. He has been skating with the Flames recently and is set to return to action, but that will happen in the OHL. Bennett had 91 points (36G / 51A) and 118 PIMS in 57 games with Kingston last season.
Bennett (shoulder) skated with a no-contact jersey on Monday.
Bennett has missed the entire season after having shoulder surgery in the preseason. Bennett was expected to miss 4-6 months, and the middle of February would mark the four month mark. Returning to the ice is a positive step in his recovery.
Bennett had successful surgery on his shoulder Tuesday morning.
Bennett will likely miss 4-6 months and be returned to juniors and be back in Calgary for training camp next season.
Sam Bennett will undergo surgery on his shoulder next week and is expected to miss 4-6 months.
This summer's fourth overall pick is expected to make a full recovery, but will have to wait until next season to crack the Flames roster. This injury also means that Bennett will not be able to participate in the IIHF World Junior Championships starting on Boxing Day. Bennett has a bright NHL future ahead of him and he will be back in Flames camp next fall.
Source: @NHLFlames 10/9/14, 1:26 pm EST
Bennett will find out if he needs shoulder surgery on Wednesday.
Bennett, 18, who was the Flames first round pick (4th overall) this summer is still with the Flames, but as a non-roster injured player with shoulder surgery looming. It is believed that surgery is a strong possibility, but we won't know until Wednesday. He was limited to three pre-season games and missed parts of main camp because of a groin injury coming out of rookie camp, which was followed by his shoulder troubles.