Forward Dustin Penner has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Colorado Avalanche rewarded coach Joe Sacco with a two-year extension even in the wake of the team missing the postseason for a second straight season.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 37 shots and Jay McClement scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night for their seventh straight home win.
The St. Louis Blues traded defenseman Erik Johnson to Colorado for two players and a conditional second-round draft pick.
Sean Allen passes along his pickup (Matt Duchene) and drop (Andrei Markov) suggestions following the season's first few games.