Flames rookie Sam Bennett is expected to miss four to six months after he undergoes shoulder surgery next week, the team announced on Thursday.
He had tried to play through the issue but will now miss most of the season. Bennett, 18, was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 entry draft. He apparently re-injured himself in a Sept. 26 preseason game in Vancouver.
Calgary general manager Brad Treliving said earlier this week that Bennett has actually been dealing with the shoulder issue for a while. Bennett said in the report from the team that he injured himself last year and tried to play despite the chronic pain.
- Marc Weinreich