Friday, December 05, 2014

Sam Bennett Says He's Happy With Progress After Shoulder Surgery

The Scotiabank Saddledome has turned out to be a pretty exciting workout facility for injured prospect Sam Bennett, who is recovering from shoulder surgery.

The injury-riddled Calgary Flames, arguably the NHL's biggest surprise this season at 17-8-2, sit one point back of the Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks for the lead in the Western Conference entering Friday's games.

"It's amazing being part of a rebuild and how much success we've been having," said Bennett, selected fourth overall by Calgary in this year's draft. "It's been awesome..."

As this story ran on The Canadian Press wire, click here to access the full story.


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