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Kings activate Penner from injured reserve

Apr 8, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Kings have activated forward Dustin Penner from the injured reserve list, the club announced today.

Penner has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury he suffered March 31 at Dallas. The 30-year-old is having a tough season, with just two goals and nine assists in 25 games.

The Kings will be hoping that Penner can rediscover the form that saw him score two game-winning goals during last year’s run to the Stanley Cup finals.

Los Angeles is in Dallas tomorrow for a game against the Stars.

  1. bcsteele - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Kings “active” Penner?

    Sorry Brough…

    • rsl22 - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Ha. You beat me to it. Maybe it was purposeful because I never would have clicked on an article about Penner otherwise.

      • Jason Brough - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        I’m still recovering from the trade deadline.

      • bcsteele - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        I understand Brough…we’ll let it slide this time.

  2. qauzaq - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    I feel that Penner has been playing better than his stats suggest. He is on a grinder line most of the time anyway so the numbers aren’t too surprising to me.

  3. aldog83 - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    I don’t understand how this big guy cannot produce more?

    Especially playing with Richards and Carter.

    However in his defense he has contributed to 2 Stanley Cup Champs and one Conference Final team.

    The has great stick work and hands.

    Get you great work in the corners and around the net that is invaluable in the Playoffs.

    Just make sure and eat your pancakes before the Playoffs……Brough!

    Go Kings Go!

  4. jacketsfan7 - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    He’s like doughty , he plays better than his stats suggest , what he brings to l.a is huge

  5. blomfeld - Apr 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    PENNER = PANCAKES, STANLEY CUPS AND GOOD TIMES !!!

    Not sure about other fellow LA Kings fans out there? But I feel that not having Penner in the lineup, is like going into battle with only one boot on! This guy is a “massive” part of who we are and why “we’re” the ones to beat! Don’t kid yourselves friends, as Penner is to us what a crankshaft is to an engine! :)

  6. kingsforever - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Blomfield…buddy. We may both love the Kings but I’ll say that Penner stinks

    • blomfeld - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      “Please don’t talk like that” …

      Despite your glorious handle friend, I would ask that you “stand down” from whatever these trepidations are that you hold for comrade Penner. Yes, the guy is kind of whacky and admittedly he’s a bit “out there” in terms of human sanity. But the fact remains that he’s a totally dedicated “stud” and very much a part of the reason why we’re the reigning Stanley Cup champions! Plus he’s very funny, which is always a good thing eh? … :)

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