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.
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas