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Penner returns from concussion, sets up Ducks’ first goal vs. Boston

Oct 31, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

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It didn’t take Dustin Penner long to get back into the swing of things.

Penner, who has missed Anaheim’s last five games with a concussion, needed less than two minutes to make an impact in his return, notching an assist on Devante Smith-Pelly‘s goal on Thursday night to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead over Boston.

Here’s the goal, Smith-Pelly’s first since the 2011-12 campaign:

Penner, 31, was hurt 11 days ago on a high hit from Dallas’ Ryan Garbutt in a 6-3 Anaheim victory — a hit that earned Garbutt a five-game suspension.

Penner didn’t travel with Anaheim to start its season-long road trip, but caught up with the Ducks earlier this week.

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