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Dustin Penner | Winger | #17

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 247
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Dustin Penner has offers on the table and he's taking some time to make a decision.
Training camps are about two weeks away from happening, so we probably won't have to wait long to see where he ends up. According to his agent, Penner has offers from Europe and the NHL. Thu, Sep 4, 2014 04:08:00 PM

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Despite rumors, it doesn't appear as though Dustin Penner will be attending Philadelphia's training camp on a tryout basis.

Penner is an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2014-15 campaign with Anaheim and Washington. He generated 14 goals and 35 points in 67 contests.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Winkler, Manitoba product Dustin Penner may be an option for the Winnipeg Jets.

It's believed the Jets would like bring in a top-nine forward to replace fellow free agent Devin Setoguchi, who struggled mightily during his only season in Winnipeg. Penner is still on the market after posting 14 goals and 21 assists in 67 games between Anaheim and Washington.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Dustin Penner (upper body) returned to action on Tuesday April 8.

Penner missed Saturday's game due to the ailment. He had two blocked shots in just 8:58 minutes of playing time.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 02:42:00 AM

Dustin Penner is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Penner is out Saturday as a result. He's listed as day-to-day, but given that there's just a week left before the regular season's over, it's entirely possible that he won't return in 2013-14.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 04:35:00 PM

Dustin Penner was shocked by the Anaheim Ducks decision to trade him to the Washington Capitals.

Penner was told that he was traded to free up cap room. This was Penner's second stint with the Anaheim Ducks and he had spent time serving on the team's top line. "Especially considering the position we were in as a team," Penner said. "I think it's an eye-opener for a lot of guys in that locker room. And for fans, too, because they always … in some cases they gripe about loyalty (from) players. For players it's often not reciprocated."
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Dustin Penner picked up his first point with the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

He earned an assist on Joel Ward's power-play goal in the first period of the Capitals' 4-2 win over Toronto. Pennner didn't have a point in his previous six games following his acquisition from Anaheim and he logged just 10:56 of ice time against the Leafs.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Dustin Penner was bumped to the fourth line at Saturday's practice.

In six games with the Capitals, he hasn't earned a point and has a minus-1 rating with nine shots. Penner may need more time to adjust to his new team, but points are valuable this time of the year in fantasy hockey so it might be safe to drop him if you haven't already done so.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 02:26:00 PM

The Washington Capitals sent a fourth round pick to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Dustin Penner.

It's surprising that Anaheim would give up Penner for nothing more than a fourth rounder given that he's been decent this season and the Ducks are gearing up for a playoff run. That being said, this might be a small part of Anaheim's larger plans. We're likely to see a lot more trades before the deadline.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 02:08:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have acquired Dustin Penner.

We're still waiting to find out what Anaheim will get in return. Penner has had a solid season with Anaheim, scoring 15 goals and 32 points in 49 games. If he ends up getting some playing time with Alex Ovechkin, either on the Capitals' top line or with the man advantage, then he should have a strong finish to the 2013-14 campaign.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Dustin Penner had an assist in Anaheim's 4-2 defeat on Monday.

Penner got off to a really hot start this season, but he's slowed down considerably. He has just four goals and eight points in his last 23 games. If you picked him up in October or November, it's time to start examining your other options.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 06:27:00 AM

Dustin Penner scored a goal in Anaheim's 4-2 loss to Minnesota Tuesday evening.

Penner now has 13 goals and 15 assists in 43 games this season. Mathieu Perreault scored the other goal for the Ducks. Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa returned from a hand injury that forced him to miss 26 games.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 03:40:00 AM

Dustin Penner had a goal in Anaheim's 2-1 win over Los Angeles Thursday night at Honda Center.

It was Penner's second goal in his last 13 outings and he now has 12 goals and 15 assists in 41 games this season. He had an amazing start to the season but he has been slumping lately. Patrick Maroon scored the other goal for the Ducks in the victory.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 03:24:00 AM

Dustin Penner scored once and added an assist for the Ducks on Saturday.

It was Penner's 11th goal of the season and his first since December 15. Penner got off to an amazing start but had been slumping of late and was a healthy scratch at times in the last month. He has 26 points this season and his plus-18 rating is still good for 16th best in the NHL.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014 04:18:00 AM

Dustin Penner was back in the Anaheim lineup after being a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Penner did not go back to the top line but played alongside Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault and was minus-one in 14:18 minutes but did see 5:08 minutes of power play time. He has 10 goals and 24 points with a plus-17 rating in 34 games. "Other than maybe a handful of guys, you have a chance of not playing each and every night," Penner said. "That's a slight but not to the extent of what it would be on other teams. If you're on a last-place team and you're being sat out, that would hurt exponentially more. Even when guys get sat out (here), they want to play."
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 03:50:00 AM

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