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Pens Rookie Winger Beau Bennett Overcoming Serious Wrist Injury

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pens Winger Beau Bennett suffered a lacerated tendon in his wrist during his college hockey career, an injury that will never fully heal, but he has played with it and since and is certain it won’t hold back his pro career.

Joe Starkey of Starkey, Miller and Mueller caught up with Bennett to talk about that injury, and the start to his pro career.  Bennett said he was more nervous leading up to his first game than he was while actually playing in it because once the puck dropped, it became the same game he’s played his whole life.

Bennett also went into what it’s like playing alongside greats such as Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

“It’s tough, you know?” he said. “These guys think at such a high level, you’re trying to move to the right spaces and be in the right spots to give them an option or get them the puck quicker.  It will come in time, that’s something that doesn’t really happen over night.”

When it came to discussing that wrist injury in college, Bennett said, “the wrist thing, it was unfortunate. I fell on a players skate in practice and sliced my tendon.  It’ll never be back to where it was, so I’m just going to keep moving forward and try to make the best of it.”

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