As Benn carried the puck into the zone off the rush with just over a minute remaining, Hanzal started to line him up for a hit. Benn let go a shot, and Hanzal came in an instant later with a high hit. Benn lay on the ice for a few seconds before woozily skating off toward the dressing room.
No penalty was called on the play.
Stars coach Glen Gulutzan had no update on Benn after the 2-1 loss.
It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.
— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process