The previous time Rob Scuderi arrived -- not just came to town, but arrived -- in the home of the Los Angeles Kings, he was a stay-at-home defenseman who had just scratched winning the Stanley Cup off of his bucket list.

Scuderi signed as a free agent with the Kings shortly after winning the 2009 Cup with the Penguins, leaving behind his original team. After four seasons with Los Angeles, including a second Cup, Scuderi rejoined the Penguins before this season.

While his role on the ice has been stable over the years, the reliable Scuderi, 35, returned to Penguins as a player who is ready and willing to lend his voice when needed. In the locker room. On the ice. On the bench.



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