Apr 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins place Beau Bennett on IR, Call Up 2


Shortly after his return to the lineup, the Pittsburgh Penguins will again have to go without young forward Beau Bennett for the immediate future.

After being injured in Friday’s tilt against the New York Islanders, it looks as if the 21-year-old forward could be out a significant amount of time. On Sunday the Penguins made the necessary roster move of placing Bennett on IR.

March 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19) controls the puck against the Boston Bruins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

To take his place on the roster the team recalled forwards Zach Sill and Andrew Ebbett from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

Sill is up for the second time this season; he made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 16, registering two hits in 9:10 minutes. The five-year veteran has five points in 14 games with WBS this year. He has a total of 72 points (32G-40A) in 273 career AHL regular-season contests.

Ebbett ranks third on WBS with 15 points in 18 regular-season games.

The 30-year-old is no stranger to the NHL as he has played parts of six NHL seasons with Anaheim, Chicago, Minnesota, Phoenix and Vancouver. His career best season came in 2008-09 with the Ducks when he tallied 32 points (8G-24A) in 48 regular-season games.

During his NHL career, which spans 191 career regular-season games, Ebbett has scored 25 goals with 39 assists.

As for Bennett, it could be some time before we see him make an impact at the NHL level. He has played in just 12 games this season due to injury, tallying three points.

He is due to be re-evaluated on Monday.

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