Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn is unlikely to play in the team's game against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night due to a wrist injury, according to an announcement by the team on Monday afternoon.
Benn sustained a significant hit by Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal during a game on Saturday night. While Benn was attempting to finish a shot attempt, Hanzal landed a punishing blow on Benn. After sustaining the blow, Benn fell to the ice and remained there while the training staff came out to exam the damage.
Given that the play happened in the closing minutes of the contest, Benn did not return.
While much of the impact appeared to centered on Benn's head, Mark Stepneski of the Stars official website is reporting that Benn did not sustain a concussion. In addition, Stepneski reports that X-rays on Benn's wrist have come back negative and show no break.
As of Monday afternoon, no timetable has been released on a potential return.
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