Ducks Recall Dustin Penner from Portland
Penner, 23 (9/28/82), has appeared in six games this season with Anaheim, earning 2-2=4 points with four penalty minutes. The 6-4, 245-pound winger recorded his first NHL goal and tied a franchise rookie record for goals in a game with 2-1=3 points on Nov. 30 vs. Phoenix.
With the Pirates, the Winkler, Manitoba native has played in 34 games this season, scoring a team-leading 26-27=53 points with a +27 rating. Despite missing 10 Portland games while with Anaheim, Penner still ranks fourth in the AHL in points, third in goals, and first in plus/minus. He scored goals in each of his last five games with Portland (7-2=9) and tallied 15-18=33 points in 18 games since being reassigned to Portland on Dec. 15.