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Reinhart will opt out of bench press at Combine

by Mike G. Morreale
A nagging shoulder injury will likely keep Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Griffin Reinhart from taking part in the bench press during his fitness portion of the NHL Scouting Combine schedule on Friday.

Reinhart, ranked No. 10 by NHL Central Scouting among draft-eligible North American skaters, on Wednesday was making his rounds to those teams that scheduled interviews with him over the next two days.

"I don't think I'm going to do the bench press because I have a bit of a hurt shoulder," Reinhart told "It's fine to play with … I just haven't been able to rehab it yet. It's something I've been dealing with all season."

The bench press, set at 150 pounds, requires players to do as many repetitions without stopping. Reinhart is scheduled for his fitness test at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday at Toronto International Centre. He is in a group with forwards Filip Forsberg, Brendan Gaunce, Thomas Wilson and Mike Winther and defensemen Ryan Culkin, Mathew Dumba and Patrick Sieloff.

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