'How I Met Your Mother': Kal Penn to woo Robin in Season 7

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how-i-met-your-mother-kal-penn.jpg President Obama is losing one of his staffers... to a Canadian.

As TVLine first reported, White House staffer Kal Penn is headed to "How I Met Your Mother" this fall, in a recurring role that will likely see him pursuing Canuck Robin Scherbatsky ( Cobie Smulders).

The former "House" star left the series in 2009 to accept a position as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Robin was left a bit heartbroken in the recent Season 6 finale of "HIMYM," when ex-boyfriend Barney ( Neil Patrick Harris) seemed headed for reconciliation with his former flame Nora ( Nazanin Boniadi). And Penn's character isn't the only potential beau for Robin. In the season's penultimate episode, Michael Trucco appeared as a character known only as "Crush" -- who narrator Ted said we'd be seeing more of.

This is not the first time Penn has skipped out on his District gig. He amicably left his post for six months in 2010 to film the star with "HIMYM" cast member Harris in "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas."

Penn is said to vacate his White House position this summer, though there's no word yet on if it's a permanent move.
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