The Oilers may trade Dustin Penner soon. After scoring 32 goals last season, he's netted just 14 in 2010--11. The winger is due $4.25 million next year, and by dealing him Edmonton—already stocked with young talent—can save money and add depth... . Since the Red Wings called up Jan Mursak from the AHL at the end of December, the Kings' Anze Kopitar is no longer the only Slovenian-born player in the NHL. Mursak has impressed Detroit's coaches with his speed and vision... . The Canadiens made a savvy trade on Dec. 28, acquiring blueliner James Wisniewski from the Islanders for a pair of draft picks. Set to become an unrestricted free agent, he's averaging more than a point a game since the deal and says he sees the trade as a chance to make his mark in the NHL.
DAMIAN STROHMEYER (PENNER)