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'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie