Denver’s Bennett to be shelved 6-8 weeks after wrist surgery

Denver sophomore forward Beau Bennett is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury, the school announced Friday afternoon.

Bennett, a 2010 first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins, had successful surgery on Thursday (Dec. 8) to repair a ruptured tendon in his wrist that he originally injured during practice in late October. Bennett missed four games with the injury, but returned to the DU lineup on Nov. 12 against Colorado College.

“Beau has courageously played the last three weeks with the wrist injury,” DU coach George Gwozdecky said in a statement. “However, we felt surgery was necessary for Beau’s short- and long-term career. We look forward to his return to our lineup in the second half of the season.”

Bennett has 13 points in 10 games this season and 38 points (13 goals, 25 assists) in 47 career games for DU.