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Downie potted a power-play goal and added an assist in a 4-2 win over the Bolts on Monday.

He also collected a team-high six hits and blocked three shots. Downie has served as a third-line right winger in the last two games on a line centered by Marcel Goc with Bobby Farnham, proving his versatility. He now has two goals and five points in his last four contests, adding 33 PIM and 10 hits over the span.

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Downie delivered 29 penalty minutes in 8:13 TOI and 11 shifts Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

He retaliated against Brandon Dubinsky, who was penalized for charging the Penguin forward. After sitting with 19 penalty minutes for most of the contest, Downie upped his PIM total to 29 minutes via a misconduct call with 26 ticks remaining in regulation -- old habits are hard to break.

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Downie collected an assist, three hits, two PIM and a plus-1 rating Friday against Calgary.

He continues to take advantage of top-six minutes and time on the team's No. 2 power play. Downie has shown an offensive flair, scoring four goals and 13 points in 28 games while providing his customary ruggedness -- 85 PIM and 43 hits. He's tempered his anger on an injury-depleted Pittsburgh squad, showing improved discipline since early in the season.

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Downie scored one goal and assisted on another in Monday's 4-3 OT loss against the Rangers.

Downie, who was the only Penguin to finish plus-2 against New York, acquitted himself quite nicely while skating right wing to Sidney Crosby. He could stay there for a while with Patric Hornqvist potentially out due to a concussion. Of course, fantasy owners look to Downie for penalty minutes and he has just four PIM in his last eight games.

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Downie will serve as a top-six winger for the Pens on Saturday, skating at right wing next to Sidney Crosby.

Downie and Nick Spaling will play with Crosby for an injury-raved Pittsburgh squad against the Senators. Downie has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 25 games, an NHL-leading 83 PIM and 35 hits. He even saw a bit of time on the team's top power-play unit when Patric Hornqvist went down Thursday with a possible concussion.

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Downie spent 17 minutes in the penalty box Saturday against the Islanders.

Donwie earned a five-minute penalty for fighting with Travis Hamonic in the first period and would later receive a 10-minute misconduct in the third. That penalty would ultimately yield a power-play goal for the Islanders that essentially salted the game away, but Downie's fantasy owners won't be negatively impacted. The winger's 79 penalty minutes on the season lead the league and make him a major asset in that category, but he's not a total liability elsewhere like most bottom-six forwards. He's been a viable contributor on offense with his new team, netting three goals and seven assists over 19 games.

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Downie scored one goal and assisted on another Tuesday, finishing plus-3 against the Canadiens.

For the first time in seven games, Downie failed to take at least one penalty -- a good sign for his future on the team's third line. Chances are the feisty forward will revert back to his penalty-taking ways for fantasy owners, perhaps as soon as Friday against the Islanders.

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Downie takes a six-game penalty streak (35 PIM) into Tuesday's game against Montreal.

Along with Dion Phaneuf, Downie leads the NHL with 15 minor penalties in 16 games. Playing primarily on Pittsburgh's third line with Brandon Sutter and now Beau Bennett, the points have dried up for Downie -- he's scoreless in four -- though he does seven points (2G,5A) overall. He leads the league with 60 penalty minutes, but the minors continue to put the Pens in bad spots. As a result, there's a chance coach Johnston sits Downie as a healthy scratch at times -- at the least, it's something for Downie fantasy owners to keep an eye on.

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Downie, who will play Tuesday, left Saturday's game as a precautionary measure after hitting his head on the ice during a fight with Mike Weber.

Downie and Weber both hit the ice will holding on to each other's sweaters. The physical forward was a full participant in Monday's practice and showed no ill-effects from his fight. Downie has carved out a spot on Pittsburgh's third line with his combination of offensive production and fighting ability.

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Downie (undisclosed) is healthy and will play Tuesday against the Rangers, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Reiew reports.

Downie left Saturday's game after getting banged up in a fight, but is feeling fine and will play Tuesday. The gritty winger has racked up two goals, five assists, and a league-leading 54 PIM in 13 games to date.