TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Capitals have acquired left-shooting Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 4th round pick.
Penner is a big, net-crashing forward with 13 goals and 19 assists in 49 games. He carries a $2MM cap hit through the end of this season. He also has the third highest PDO (a proxy for unsustainable luck) in the league.
And, oh yeah, he’s most famous for injuring his back while eating pancakes. Today is National Pancake Day. You can’t make this $#!& up.
The Capitals are now over the salary cap. More to come.