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Flocking back: Penner re-joins Ducks — one year, $2 million

Jul 16, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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Dustin Penner is going back to where it all began.

Six years after controversially bolting Anaheim, Penner has re-signed with the Ducks on a one-year, $2 million deal.

In 2007, Penner parlayed a 29-goal, Stanley Cup-winning effort with Anaheim into a five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet from Edmonton — which he signed, making him the most recent player (and second in the last 16 years) to change teams via offer sheet.

The move set off a war between then-Ducks GM Brian Burke and then-Oilers GM Kevin Lowe (which almost ended in a barn fight).

Penner was acquired by Los Angeles at the 2011 trade deadline and, despite a good effort (11 points in 20 games) during the ’12 Cup run, was mostly ineffective during his time as a King.

He was made a healthy scratch on a couple of occasions and scored just 11 goals over 117 regular-season games.

The 30-year-old will now be on the other side of the Freeway Faceoff rivalry (again).

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