Steve Downie RW PIT 1 day ago

Downie scored his third power-play goal of the season Saturday against the Coyotes.

He was named the game's No. 2 star for his efforts. 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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 6 days ago

Downie netted his 13th goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss against St. Louis.

Pens Coach Mike Johnston singled out 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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 week ago

Downie (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 week ago

Downie (undisclosed) could be unavailable Saturday against the Coyotes, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 2 weeks ago

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.

Lady Byng, he is not. With 221 PIM on the season, 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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 2 weeks ago

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.

Nice seeing 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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 month ago

Downie is back in the lineup Sunday after serving as a healthy scratch Saturday in St. Louis.Look for 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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 month ago

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

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 month ago

Downie scored his 10th goal of the season Tuesday while adding 14 penalty minutes to his league-leading total (187 PIM).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. Downie's goal snapped an eight-game pointless streak.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 month ago

Downie is back in the lineup Sunday against the Blackhawks.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.