Sharks D Benning out remainder of the season after hip surgery
Benning, 29, hasn't played since the Sharks' 6-5 loss to the New York Rangers on Dec. 3 due to a lower-body injury.
The 6-foot-1 defenceman has appeared in 14 games this season, recording two assists.
San Jose estimates Benning's recovery time is approximately five months and that the defenceman will be ready for training camp next season.
Benning is on the second season of a four-year, $5 million deal he signed with the Sharks in July of 2022.