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Dustin Penner thinks game against Ducks will be a 'big step' for him
Dustin Penner thinks game against Ducks will be a 'big step' for him

Usually, it's Dustin Penner seeking to provide the creative response to a question. But when the former Ducks forward was pulled off the Honda Center ice March 4 and told by General Manager Bob Murray he'd been traded to the Washington Capitals, Penner did the asking: Why? "Cap room," Murray replied. Penner's reunion season with the Ducks ended in a deal for a fourth-round draft pick the Ducks then dealt to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Stephane Robidas. Penner and the Caps visit Anaheim on Tuesday night. How surprised was Penner by the trade after scoring 13 goals with 19 assists in 49 games — mostly on the Ducks' first line with old friends...

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