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23 Steve Downie RW
Height/Weight: 5-11/191 | Birthdate: 4/3/1987 | Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada | Team: Pittsburgh Penguins | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,550,000 | Owned/Started%: 47/27 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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4/9/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Ready To Return Friday

News: Steve Downie (upper body) says he will be ready to play Friday against the Islanders, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Steve Downie missed the past two games with the injury, but with the Penguins needing all hands on deck in order to secure one of the available playoff spots, it looks like he'll be able to enter the lineup even if it's at less than optimal health. With 14 goals and 28 points over 70 games, Downie has delivered some useful offensive numbers from his bottom-six role, but it's his penchant for skirting the law that has made him a boon for fantasy owners. His 236 penalty minutes lead the league by a wide margin.

4/7/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Set To Miss Another Game

News: Steve Downie (upper body) appears unlikely to play Tuesday against the Senators, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Steve Downie didn't skate Tuesday morning, putting him on track to sit out a second straight contest. The Penguins haven't provided any word that a long-term absence is in store for Downie, so he can be considered day-to-day in advance of Friday's match against the Islanders.

4/5/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Upper Body) Out Sunday

News: Steve Downie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and he will not play in Sunday's game against the Flyers.
Analysis: The day-to-day designation indicates Steve Downie has a shot to return before the end of the regular season, and the Penguins still have quite a bit to play for in terms of seeding. His remaining chances to play will come Tuesday (at OTT), Friday (vs. NYI) and Saturday (at BUF).

3/28/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Scores Third Goal In Nine Tilts

News: Steve Downie scored his third power-play goal of the season Saturday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: He was named the game's No. 2 star for his efforts. Steve Downie's fight against Shane Doan gives him 228 PIM, but just seven in his last six contests. That kind of self control could win him additional playing time down the stretch -- though it remains to be seen whether he can keep his emotions in check.

3/24/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Finds The Board Tuesday

News: Steve Downie netted his 13th goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss against St. Louis.
Analysis: Pens Coach Mike Johnston singled out Steve Downie's strong play following the game. The forward recently promised to temper his emotions and has now taken just one minor penalty in his last four contests.

3/21/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Undisclosed) Expected To Play

News: Steve Downie (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Steve Downie suffered a hard collision in Thursday's game against the Stars and his availability for Saturday's game has been in question ever since. However, it appears he'll take the ice for the eighth-straight time Saturday.

3/21/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Could Be Out Saturday

News: Steve Downie (undisclosed) could be unavailable Saturday against the Coyotes, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Steve Downie was limited to just 10:38 of playing time Thursday against the Stars, after he fell hard to the ice following a hit. Given the winger's lengthy concussion history, there appears to be some concern that he may have sustained another head injury. Even if Downie avoided such a setback, his status won't likely be revealed until pregame warmups Saturday, as the Penguins didn't hold a morning skate session.

3/16/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Pads PIM Total

News: Steve Downie padded his league-leading penalty-minute total in Sunday's loss to the Red Wings, earning 22 PIM on two 10-minute misconduct infractions and a two-minute minor for cross-checking.
Analysis: Lady Byng, he is not. With 221 PIM on the season, Steve Downie has a 47-minute lead over the Avs' Cody McLeod, who currently ranks second in the NHL. In additional to single-handedly keeping the PIM category on lockdown for his fantasy owners, Downie has shown more offensive ability than the typical pugilist, amassing 12 goals and 14 assists over his 62 games. That point total ranks ahead of all other 100-plus PIM contributors except for the Jets' Dustin Byfuglien.

3/13/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Makes Most Of Limited Ice In Win

News: Steve Downie skated just 9:17 on Thursday, but racked up the game-winning goal, an assist, a plus-1 rating and two penalty minutes in a 6-4 win over Edmonton.
Analysis: Nice seeing Steve Downie chip in offensively after he'd tallied just a single point over the prior seven contests. Those points are, however, just icing on top of his penalty-minute cake, as Downie's 197 PIM have him in fine position to set a new career high in that category.

2/22/2015

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Steve Downie

Downie Back In Sunday For Pens

News: Steve Downie is back in the lineup Sunday after serving as a healthy scratch Saturday in St. Louis.
Analysis: Look for Steve Downie to see the bulk of his playing minutes in the first two periods -- if the game is close -- as the team frankly doesn't want to risk its fortunes on a late-game Downie penalty.

2/21/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Out Saturday

News: Steve Downie will serve as a healthy scratch Saturday against St. Louis.
Analysis: The Penguins are looking to make changes and haven't been happy with Steve Downie. Fantasy owners will need to look elsewhere for penalty minutes Saturday night.

2/17/2015

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Steve Downie

Downie Scores Pens' Lone Goal Tuesday

News: Steve Downie scored his 10th goal of the season Tuesday while adding 14 penalty minutes to his league-leading total (187 PIM).
Analysis: He appeared to injure a hand during a late-game scrum but we'll have to wait to hear whether he'll miss any time. Steve Downie's goal snapped an eight-game pointless streak.

2/15/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Undisclosed) Returns Sunday

News: Steve Downie is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Steve Downie was a scratch in Thursday's contest, though no reason was given. It's possible he was just a healthy scratch, but regardless, he's back in the lineup Sunday.

2/12/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens Scratch Downie On Thursday

News: Steve Downie (undisclosed) was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Senators, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: The Penguins haven't provided an explanation for Steve Downie's absence, but it seems plausible that he sustained some sort of injury in Wednesday's win over the Red Wings. He'll be regarded as day-to-day until the team offers an official update. Zach Sill is slated to assume his spot in the lineup Thursday.

1/28/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Extends PIM Lead Wednesday

News: Steve Downie registered 15 PIM on Wednesday against the Capitals.
Analysis: Ten of those minutes came courtesy of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty -- "Abuse of Officials" call. Steve Downie, who entered Wednesday as the only NHL player with at least 100 penalty minutes, now leads the league with 167 PIM. Surprisingly, Downie's 22 points are just six fewer than Scott Hartnell and three less than Milan Lucic.

1/21/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Snaps Slump Wednesday

News: Steve Downie netted his eighth goal of the season Wednesday against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: The game not only marked his first goal since Jan. 2, but also his first positive plus-minus rating since the same date. Steve Downie has seen his offensive production fall off since moving down to the third line, though he did see 5:33 TOI on the team's second power-play unit Tuesday in Philadelphia.

1/16/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Unable To Keep Emotions In Check

News: Steve Downie returned to action Friday, going pointless with a late third-period penalty that effectively ending Pittsburgh's chances for a comeback.
Analysis: Steve Downie has played a surprisingly disciplined brand of hockey in recent weeks, but he took a slashing penalty with less than three minutes remaining in regulation of a one-goal game. We'll have to wait until Sunday to see if he's entered coach Mike Johnston's doghouse. On the positive side, Downie appeared healthy after taking an elbow to the noggin Tuesday.

1/16/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Head) To Play Friday

News: Steve Downie (head) will play Friday against the Islanders.
Analysis: Ryan Suter was handed a two-game suspension for an elbow to the head of Steve Downie on Tuesday night, but it looks like the Pens winger won't be forced to miss any action of his own. Downie resumed practicing Wednesday and was a full participant in the Pens' morning skate Friday, drawing in on the third line.

1/14/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Head) Back On Ice Wednesday

News: Steve Downie (head) was able to practice Wednesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: After taking an elbow to the head and falling to the ice in Tuesday's win over the Wild, it was feared that Steve Downie might have sustained a concussion. However, his presence at practice suggests he passed all of the protocols, and it's expected that he'll be ready to go for Friday's game against the Islanders. It's an excellent bit of news for the Penguins and the rugged winger, who leads the league with 141 PIM.

1/13/2015

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Steve Downie

Downie Leaves Pens' Game On Tuesday

News: Steve Downie left the first period of Tuesday's game after taking a Ryan Suter elbow to his head and didn't return.
Analysis: It looks as if the rugged forward likely suffered some sort of head injury, likely a concussion. His stock has taken a hit in recent games. As the team's health has improved, Steve Downie has moved down from the first line to the third. He'll still provide ample penalty minutes, however.

1/13/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Leaves After Elbow To Head

News: Steve Downie took an elbow to the head in the second period of Tuesday's game against the Wild and didn't return, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: He fell to the ice in a heap after Wild defenseman Ryan Suter appeared to intentionally strike him in the face when he was pursuing a loose puck. Steve Downie's situation is certainly worth monitoring over the next few days; he suffered multiple concussions last season, which perhaps make him more susceptible to a long-term absence than most. The forward has been useful on both ends of the ice for the Penguins this season, accumulating 20 points and a league-leading 141 PIM over 37 games.

1/10/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Offensive Stock Trending Downward

News: Playing on a third line with Brandon Sutter and Bryan Rust on Saturday, Steve Downie went pointless on four shots, finishing minus-1 against Montreal.
Analysis: The feisty forward's offensive stock is trending downward, now that Pittsburgh replaced him with David Perron and Chris Kunitz on the team's no. 1 line with Sidney Crosby. Steve Downie is playing well, but his opportunities to contribute offensively have diminished a bit. He remains a top-tier threat to register penalty minutes.

1/2/2015

Steve Downie, RW, PIT Pens' Downie Displays Offensive Touch In Return

Steve Downie

Pens' Downie Displays Offensive Touch In Return

News: Steve Downie tallied his sixth and seventh goals Friday in his first game since returning from the mumps.
Analysis: While one of his scores came at even strength and the other on an empty net, Steve Downie served as Pittsburgh's net-front presence for the team's No. 1 power-play unit. He created numerous opportunities and looked entirely comfortable there with the unit's skill level -- the forward could see additional time there with Patric Hornqvist sidelined for at least two more weeks. Downie now has 19 points (7G, 12A) in 33 games, along with an NHL-leading 137 penalty minutes.

1/2/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Illness) Back In Friday

News: Steve Downie (illness) will return to the lineup Friday against the Lightning, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Steve Downie was a full participant in Friday's morning skate, allowing coach Mike Johnston to feel comfortable bringing him back into the the lineup for the first time since Dec. 20. The winger has been a useful option on both ends of the ice for the Penguins this season, providing a respectable five goals and 17 points in 32 games to go along with his league-leading total of 135 PIM.

1/1/2015

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Steve Downie

Pens' Downie (Illness) 'Close' To Playing

News: Steve Downie (illness) is considered "close" to playing Friday against Tampa Bay, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Coach Mike Johnston said Steve Downie is nearing a return, and if he feels better Friday morning, he would appear to have a solid chance of taking the ice. Downie missed Wednesday's game and has not played since Dec. 22 while recovering from the mumps.