The Anaheim Ducks have announced that they have not matched the offer sheet tendered last week by the Edmonton Oilers for winger Dustin Penner. As a result, Penner becomes property of the Oilers.
The Ducks had until 11:05 a.m. Pacific today to match the offer of $21.25 million over five years made seven days ago by the Oilers.
The Ducks will receive the Oilers' first-, second- and third-round picks in the NHL Entry Draft as compensation.
The 24-year-old Penner was second on the Ducks with 29 goals in 2006-07, adding 16 assists for 45 points in 82 games. He had three goals and five assists in 21 playoff games during the Ducks' run to the Stanley Cup title. [Penner highlights 300K
Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke reacts to the Penner signing