Matt Benning
Matt Benning
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Edmonton Oilers
DL
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 10/27/2018
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Naturally, Benning's offensive pace reached new heights as he earned an expanded role and garnered 17:17 of average ice time throughout his sophomore season. The hometown blueliner bested his rookie totals, posting 21 points, 149 hits and 82 blocked shots through 73 games. Edmonton rewarded the young skater with a two-year contract extension in July of 2018. For now, he is buried on the depth chart in Oil Country but the two-way player is worth monitoring in deep leagues amidst his maturing career. Read Past Outlooks
Lands on IR
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
October 19, 2018
Benning (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Benning was already ruled out for Saturday's contest, but his placement on injured reserve takes him off the table for the following two contests as well. The team recalled Kevin Gravel from AHL Bakersfield to replace him on the active roster, while Benning will be eligible to return Oct. 27 against the Predators.
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#5 Left Defenseman
EDM LD PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:57
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:16
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:10
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
16:37
0:25
0:42
2017–18
17:17
0:53
0:32
2018–19
12:57
0:16
1:10
2017 Fantasy Outlook
Benning turned in a solid rookie year while serving as a third-pairing defender for Edmonton last season, tallying 15 points, a plus-8 rating and 111 hits across 62 contests. A modest offensive performer at Northeastern University before he made the jump directly to the NHL, the 2012 sixth-round pick doesn't possess much offensive upside, but he'll continue solidifying the back end of the Oilers’ blue line in 2017-18. Fantasy owners in formats that count hits and blocks may be the only one who get much utility out of him, though.
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Officially out Saturday
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
October 19, 2018
Benning (undisclosed) will not dress for Saturday's game against the Predators, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Doubtful against Nashville
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
October 18, 2018
According to coach Todd McLellan, Benning (undisclosed) is considered doubtful for Saturday's matchup with Nashville.
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Won't return
DEdmonton Oilers
Undisclosed
October 18, 2018
Benning has been ruled out of the remainder of Thursday's matchup with the Bruins due to an undisclosed injury.
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Secures two-year contract extension
DEdmonton Oilers
June 19, 2018
Benning agreed to terms with the Oilers on a two-year contract extension Tuesday.
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Solidifying role
DEdmonton Oilers
April 23, 2018
Benning tallied six goals along with 15 assists in 73 games in 2017-18.
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