Andre Benoit
D FA
3 months ago

Columbus waived Benoit on Tuesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old blueliner, who last drew into an NHL contest in 2015-16, is nothing more than an organizational depth option at this stage in his career. He'll be assigned to AHL Cleveland if he goes unclaimed.

Andre Benoit
D FA
5 months ago

Benoit signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Terms have not been disclosed. The 33-year-old hasn't seen a regular shift in the NHL since the 2015-16 season with Buffalo, but he scored six goals and 24 points in 52 games for Malmo in the SHL last year. Benoit will provide the Jackets with some blue line depth at AHL Cleveland.

Andre Benoit
D FA
2 years ago

Benoit was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Colton Parayko (illness) and Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) have both been cleared for Friday's game against Colorado, so the Blues are no longer in need of Benoit's services as a depth defenseman. The 32-year-old blueliner drew into the lineup on two occasions during his stay with the big club, registering five blocked shots and one hit in those contests.

Andre Benoit
D FA
2 years ago

Benoit was recalled by the Blues on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Benoit will provide some depth along the blue line as the Blues prepare for a four-game road trip. He would make his season debut in the NHL if he draws into the contest, but the veteran has plenty of seasoning at this point in his career.

Andre Benoit
D FA
2 years ago

Benoit signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blues on Monday.

Benoit experienced a large dip in offensive production in 2014-15, tallying a mere nine points after registering 28 points in 2013-14. This dip in production can largely be attributed to the fact that the 31-year-old defender played 20 fewer games in 2014-15, and was a member of the league's worst team in the Sabres. A fresh start with a new team may be just what the doctor ordered for Benoit, but don't expect him to surpass the numbers he posted in the 2013-14 campaign.

Andre Benoit
D FA
3 years ago

Benoit (upper body) did not practice Thursday and will likely sit out the final two games of the season, reports The Buffalo News.

Chad Ruhwedel was called from AHL Rochester on Friday morning, which means Benoit will likely sit out Friday's game. If his condition doesn't improve, he won't play Saturday either, bringing his season to a close. He has one goal and nine points in 59 games this season with a minus-19 rating.

Andre Benoit
D FA
3 years ago

Benoit, who left Monday's game with a lower-body injury, did not skate at practice Thursday.

The Sabres don't play until Friday, which gives Benoit a little more time, but his status is questionable until further notice. The veteran defenseman could sit out the Sabres' two remaining games, though there has been no news of a call-up from AHL Rochester yet. Benoit has one goal and nine points in 59 games this season with 98 blocked shots.

Andre Benoit
D FA
3 years ago

Benoit left Monday's win over the Hurricanes in the second period with a lower-body injury, the Buffalo News reports.

Benoit finished the game with 8:36 of ice time, forcing the Sabres to run five defensemen for about half the contest. He'll be listed as day-to-day for the time being, but he fails to show dramatic progress in the next day or two, the blueliner could be ruled out for the Sabres' remaining two games.

Andre Benoit
D FA
3 years ago

Benoit recorded an assist and two shot attempts in Friday's loss to the Senators.

With Josh Gorges (lower body) out for the season, Benoit has assumed a spot next to Zach Bogosian on the Sabres' top pairing over the last several contests. The arrangement has yet to bear much fruit for the 31-year-old, who hasn't historically provided much in the way of offense in any role he's settled into over his career. The assist was his first point since Jan. 18.

Andre Benoit
D FA
3 years ago

Benoit will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Oilers, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.

Despite the team's struggles, the Sabres will keep the same lineup they had against Calgary. Benoit, who has six points in 33 games, will be a healthy scratch alongside Nikita Zadorov. The 31-year-old has served as a depth defenseman for much of the season. He provides some offensive value when he plays, but the team's forwards are struggling, so chances are few and far between. Zadorov will likely dress Friday against Vancouver while Benoit's status is TBD.