Forward Dustin Penner has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
The difference between missing the NHL playoffs and securing the final spot is huge, which is why teams are going all-out.
Do NHL teams really need to be hot going into the playoffs? Not exactly, but that doesn't mean a slump is acceptable, either.
Veteran goalie Curtis Joseph signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday after appearing in just nine NHL games this past season.