Steve Downie RW PIT 2 Months

Steve Downie feels that part of his job with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be protecting Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

"I can guarantee there won't be any liberties on those players this year," Downie said. Downie is capable of contributing offensively, but he definitely plays an aggressive, physical game that results in him spending a lot of time in the sin bin. He might end up serving on the Penguins' third-line, but it wouldn't be shocking to see him end up skating alongside Crosby and Malkin a fair amount of the time.

Steve Downie RW PIT 3 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Downie is a pretty good signing at that price. He's been slowed by injuries in recent years, but when he's healthy, he's a gritty forward that can chip in offensively. He'll probably end up on the Penguins' third line, but there's an outside chance that he will find his way onto one of Pittsburgh's top two lines and his fantasy value will go up significantly if that happens.

Steve Downie RW PIT 4 Months

Steve Downie is scheduled to undergo ear surgery on Wednesday.

Downie already had a procedure on his other ear to deal with balance problems and hearing loss. He had 24 points and 106 penalty minutes in 62 contests in 2013-14.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

Steve Downie underwent surgery on one of his ears and he will have a procedure on the other one.

Downie was dealing with balance problems and wasn't able to participate in the playoffs. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

Steve Downie (upper body) is officially out "indefinitely" as opposed to day-to-day.

It's believed that Downie's upper-body injury is actually a concussion. He previously suffered one in November and Frank Seravalli's sources believe that his current symptoms stem from that injury. If that's the case, then Downie played through the head injury for the better part of the season, which would be a troubling and disturbing revelation to say the least.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

Steve Downie will not play in Game 2 Sunday due to an upper body injury.

Downie also missed Game 1 and has been out of the Flyers lineup since March 23. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

Steve Downie is dealing with an upper-body injury.

It's not clear if it's the same problem that he attempted to return from on April 8. The Flyers are calling him day-to-day, but he wasn't able to participate in Tuesday's practice.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

Steve Downie (upper body) is ready to return Tuesday.

Downie was out for seven straight games due to the ailment. He has 24 points and 106 penalty minutes in 60 games this season.

Steve Downie RW PIT 5 Months

There is a possibility that Steve Downie (upper body) could play on Tuesday.

The winger has missed seven games with the upper body injury and the Flyers are down a forward as Zac Rinaldo was handed a four game suspension. If Downie is unable to go, look for Tye McGinn to get back in the lineup. Downie has four goals and 24 points in 60 games split between the Flyers and the Avalanche this season. His biggest fantasy value is his 106 penalty minutes. Stay tuned as he will likely be a game-time decision.

Steve Downie RW PIT 6 Months

Steve Downie (upper body) is questionable for Thursday's contest.

Downie passed his baseline test to determine that he's not suffering from concussion symptoms anymore. He has missed five straight contests.