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Report: Canadiens to pursue Dustin Penner

Sunday, 07.01.2012 / 11:25 AM

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

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Report: Canadiens to pursue Dustin Penner

According to Marc-Antoine Godin of Montreal's La Presse, the Canadiens plan to make a contract offer to Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner when free agency opens at noon.

Penner managed just 17 points in 65 regular season games, but had a resurgence in the playoffs with 11 points in 20 games and was a key cog in the Kings Stanley Cup run.

The Canadiens have a serious need for size among their forward group, and Penner would definitely provide that with his 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame. But his game has been wrought with inconsistency over the years, and the question remains whether or not the player we saw in the playoffs is the real Dustin Penner.

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