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      Matt Benning will be a healthy scratch Tuesday vs. the New York Islanders.

      Marc-Edouard Vlasic will re-enter the Sharks' lineup to play only his second game since November 14th as Benning will be a healthy scratch for the first time since November 22nd. Benning is averaging 18:29 time-on-ice this season and has two points (0G / 2A) through 14 games.

      Source: Max Miller 12/5/23, 12:18 pm EST

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      Benning (undisclosed) has been activated from IR and is expected to play on Friday.

      Benning has been out since October 29th due to an undisclosed injury and has been activated off the injured reserve Friday with expectations to play. The 29-year-old stay-at-home defender has an assist, six PIMs and a -6 plus/minus in eight games this season prior to his injury.

      Source: Max Miller 11/24/23, 4:22 pm EST

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      Matt Benning (lower body) has been placed on the injured reserve.

      Benning was averaging 18:29 time-on-ice through eight games with the Sharks where he tallied a single point (0G / 1A) before being placed on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Benning's placement on IR coincides with the call-up of Nikita Okhotyuk, who is returning from a conditioning stint with the San Jose Barracuda.

      Source: Sheng Peng 10/31/23, 2:45 pm EST

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      Benning will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game in Carolina.

      Benning will sit for the first time this season after averaging 18:44 of ice-time in his first seven games of the season for the winless Sharks. He has just one assist and eight shots on goal in those seven games. Benning will be replaced in Friday's lineup by 36-year-old veteran Marc-Édouard Vlasic.

      Source: Sheng Peng 10/27/23, 6:55 pm EST

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