Dustin Penner interns with Conan O’Brien during LA Kings’ lockout downtime (VIDEO)

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Back in July, Conan O'Brien took to Twitter to jab the Los Angeles Kings and their fans a month after the team's Stanley Cup triumph. Kings forward Dustin Penner shot right back at the late night talk show host, to much approval from fans.

Almost five months later, with Penner currently locked out of his job, he looked to O'Brien for some help, taking up an intern position on his show:

Last week, Penner told the Winnipeg Sun that he asked his agent to find him something to do during the lockout, something that wouldn't pay him, but give him a fun experience. That led to an article penned by Penner for Vibe magazine in October about electronic dance music.

After filming the Conan bit last week, it was approved on Monday and made last night's show. "It was a lot of fun," Penner told Paul Friesen of the Sun. "Because I fancy myself as a bit of a comedic enthusiast. I try to find laughter every day."

Judging by Penner's experience on Conan he may have been bitten by the Hollywood bug:

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