Caps' Penner gets stranded at grocery store, fan helps

Dustin Penner of the Washington Capitals plays against the Boston Bruins in the first period during...

Dustin Penner of the Washington Capitals plays against the Boston Bruins in the first period during the game at TD Garden on March 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP)

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For unknown reasons, Dustin Penner was stranded at a grocery store Friday afternoon.

The newest Washington Capitals forward, acquired from Anaheim on Wednesday prior to the trade deadline, sent out an S.O.S. tweet through his official account.

"Want 2 tickets to my first (Capitals) home game," Penner tweeted. "Come pick me up at the grocery store & help me bring my bags into my new place tonight."

A local fan, Emilio Delgado, apparently took him up on the offer. Penner confirmed Delgado's good deed via Twitter by posting a photo of the two in the parking lot.

Penner, who is pointless through two games in a Washington uniform, is with his third team in less than two seasons. Prior to his second time with the Ducks -- Penner broke into the NHL with Anaheim in 2005 -- the 31-year-old power forward was a Los Angeles King.

In 51 games this season, Penner has 13 goals and 32 points.


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