Penner's contract is worth $2 million, according to a hockey official not authorized to comment publicly.
"Just past experiences … more times than not it can happen again," said Penner, referring to his 29-goal season in 2006-07 alongside Ducks captain
"I remain good friends with Getz and Perry. I'll show up at camp and see where the chips fall," the 30-year-old left wing said.
A vacancy alongside Getzlaf and Perry was made more glaring by the recent trade of
Ducks General Manager
"It would sure make things easier for us," Murray said. "He's motivated and has made it through some tough situations we talked about at length" before the signing. Murray declined to reveal what those situations were.
Last season with the
Penner admitted Tuesday he had been reluctant to leave Anaheim, taking two weeks to sign an offer sheet with Edmonton in 2007. He then struggled to live up to the expectations attached to that contract, and was traded to the Kings in February 2011 in exchange for
"I wish I could've contributed more," Penner said of his stay with the Kings. "But winning a Cup in a city that hadn't won a Cup was something I'd never trade."
Penner scored three playoff goals for the Kings as they reached the
"Obviously, it was a tough season for me and it's tough to leave a team that I won a Cup with," Penner said of his time with the Kings. "But it's nice to come back to a team I won a Cup with."
The 6-feet-4 and 240 pounds, Penner said the size the Ducks can throw at opponents with a possible first line of him, Getzlaf and Perry is encouraging, although he said nothing's been promised.
"I'm excited about having a chance to play with those guys again," Penner said. "I've always wanted to come back, I have so much familiarity with the area. I still think I can play at the level I did in Edmonton, I just needed a different situation and hope this is the one. Time will tell."
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Carcillo has led the
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