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Edmonton Oilers tender offer sheet to Ducks winger Dustin Penner

The Oilers have gone after yet another restricted free agent, signing Anaheim Ducks winger Dustin Penner to a US$21.25-million, five-year offer sheet.

The deal pays $4.25 million in each of the next five seasons, a huge raise over the league minimum $450,000 Penner earned last season in the last year of his entry-level contract.

The Ducks have seven days to match the offer. Should they decide not to match, the Ducks would receive from the Oilers two first-round draft picks as well as a second-round pick and a third-round choice.

An Oilers spokesman told The Canadian Press that the club would not comment until after Anaheim decides whether or not it will match. A Ducks spokesman said GM Brian Burke had no comment at this point.

It is the second time this summer that the Oilers have gone after a restricted free agent, trying but failing to get Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres earlier this month. The Sabres matched Edmonton's $50-million, seven-year offer.

Penner, 24, had 45 points (29-16) in 82 regular-season games while adding eight points (3-5) in 21 playoff games for the Stanley Cup champions in 2006-07.

Oilers GM Kevin Lowe is trying to shore up his offence using another route after failing to lure an unrestricted free-agent forward. He did sign free-agent defenceman Sheldon Souray but wants help up front.

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