Left winger Dustin Penner, a healthy scratch at Detroit on Wednesday, is scheduled to return Saturday as Kings coach Darryl Sutter Sutter tries to beef up the left side.
Penner practiced alongside Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams on Friday. "For us to have any chance in the playoffs, we need to get those guys to be productive players for us," Sutter said of his left wings, "and the way they can do it is to have a good game [Saturday]." Penner praised his new linemates, especially Stoll's faceoff skills. "More times than not, you're starting with the puck," Penner said. "He's always the first guy back. As the centerman, he makes simple, easy plays, tape to tape. And [Williams] has got that creativity in his game, much like Ales Hemsky, who I played with before. He can stickhandle in a phone booth and still hold onto pucks."