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Dustin Penner hopes to reach high-scoring goals after moving back down to Anaheim from LA

Wednesday, 09.11.2013 / 5:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Dustin Penner hopes to reach high-scoring goals after moving back down to Anaheim from LA

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Although Dustin Penner only moved about 40 miles when he left the Los Angeles Kings, he's hoping his return to the Anaheim Ducks is also a trip back in time.

After 2 1/2 low-scoring seasons with the Kings, the powerful left wing is eager to regain his elite goal-scoring form in Anaheim, where he began his NHL career and won his first Stanley Cup title in 2007.

Penner didn't even hesitate to jump the median in the Freeway Faceoff rivalry. He says he always hoped to return to Anaheim, even after leaving six years ago for a lucrative offer sheet in Edmonton.

Coach Bruce Boudreau says Penner will start practice on the Ducks' top line with captain Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, his linemates during his first stint in Anaheim.

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