1) Our sources have been telling us all morning that Brian Burke has been trying 'desperately' to try find a taker for Dustin Penner. Apparently, the Ducks would match the Edmonton offer then turn around and deal him to an Eastern Conference team. Avoiding any possible embarrassment.
2) We're told there weren't any serious offers for the soon-to-be rich 25 year old forward, but Burke tried to the bitter end to try to 'stick it' back to Lowe and make him wait it out and get nothing in return. The official announcement that Penner is an Oiler should come down later this afternoon. We'l pass along more as it comes in