Forward Dustin Penner has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Kings.
Do NHL teams really need to be hot going into the playoffs? Not exactly, but that doesn't mean a slump is acceptable, either.
The difference between missing the NHL playoffs and securing the final spot is huge, which is why teams are going all-out.
Chris Pronger of the St. Louis Blues pulled out of the World Cup of Hockey on Sunday due to an undisclosed injury, and was replaced on the Canadian team by Jay Bouwmeester of the Florida Panthers.