Probably the weakest part of the Kings organization is left wing.
To be honest, they don't have a lot of depth in the minors, or on the big club.
Currently, the team has Dustin Brown, a natural right winger, the oft-injured Simon Gagne, rookie Dwight King and utility man Brad Richardson serving as the left wing corps.
In terms of available prospects, the only natural left wingers they have are journeyman David Meckler, and struggling third/fourth-line grinder Kyle Clifford.
Penner slides nicely into a second/thrid-line left wing spot. He's also a big insurance policy on Simon Gagne. If Penner were to not re-sign, and Gagne were to go down injured, the Kings would be looking at a very raw and offensively stunted group of left wingers.