Ducks bring back Penner
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Left wing Dustin Penner is headed back down the freeway to play on a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, the club that originally signed him as a free agent in 2004.
Penner spent last season with the rival Los Angeles Kings, compiling two goals, 12 assists and 18 penalty minutes in 33 regular-season games. He played in 18 playoff games with the Kings, winning his second Stanley Cup with them in 2012.
Penner won his first NHL championship with the Ducks in 2007. He played in 101 games with them from 2005-07.
The 30-year-old left wing also has played for Edmonton.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ducks are currently 25/1 to win the 2014 Stanley Cup, while the Pittsburgh Penguins remain favored at 13/2 odds. The Blackhawks, meanwhile, are 7/1 and the Bruins are 10/1. The Blues are also 12/1, while the Red Wings and Kings are 14/1, respectively.