Benning skated into Hurricanes forward Viktor Stalberg behind the Edmonton net with 5:28 remaining in the opening period. The team announced the 22-year-old, who is enjoying a successful rookie campaign, would not return to the game.
Both players were skating at high speeds and Benning’s helmet popped off. Stalberg was not penalized on the play since the contact appeared to be inadvertent. It’s unclear the extent of Benning’s injury.