Flames’ Sam Bennett, T.J. Brodie leave game with upper-body injuries

Watch as Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators hits Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames and causes an apparent injury.

The Calgary Flames faced a stiff test against the Nashville Predators Wednesday night and could face bigger battles in the coming days if two of their better players are forced out of the lineup with injuries.

Both centre Sam Bennett and defenceman T.J. Brodie were forced to leave Wednesday’s games with what the Flames termed upper-body injuries. It’s not immediately clear when Brodie sustained his injury, and he did return to the bench for a brief time after leaving the game. It’s believed Bennett’s injury happened on a bodycheck, which you can see in the video above.

Bennett, in his first full season with the Flames, has 15 goals and 32 points in 65 games. Brodie, who is in the running for one of the defence spots on Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey roster, has 40 points in 57 games, one shy of Mark Giordano for the team lead among defencemen.

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