Pittsburgh D Maatta, F Bennett get surgery; out minimum four months
MAY 22, 5:29p ET | AP
Rotowire: Jul 15 / 2:31p ET
News: Bennett signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Penguins on Wednesday.
Impact: Bennett missed an extended amount of time last season due to a number of injuries, only managing to suit up for 49 of the Penguins' 82 games in 2014-15. In those 49 games, Bennett tallied four goals and eight assists for a total of 12 points. In all likelihood, Bennett will return to his bottom-six role with Pittsburgh in 2015-16.
StatsLLC: Jul 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Bennett is sticking in Pittsburgh. The Penguins signed the restricted free-agent forward to a one-year, $800,000 deal Wednesday.
Impact: Bennett had four goals and eight assists in 49 games last season for the Penguins, but the 23-year-old has struggled to stay healthy or play with any real consistency during his brief career. He played 26 games during his rookie season in 2012-13 and 21 in 2013-14. He has 10 goals and 23 assists in 96 career games while spending an extensive amount of time on injured reserve with various injuries.