Although the team is currently leading 3-1 against the Ottawa Senators, they have received a bit of bad news. Sam Bennett has left the game with an upper body injury and will not return.
— x – Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 22, 2019
It’s unknown which play caused him to leave the game, but we will have details from Bill Peters afterwards. It may just be a precautionary move to prevent him from reaggravating the injury which caused him to miss the previous two games against Winnipeg and Columbus.
The Flames do not need to recall a player to replace Bennett. Alan Quine is still on the roster, and with James Neal projected to return on the 23rd against Vancouver, they will have enough healthy bodies to fill his place should he be out longer.