Steve Downie RW PIT 1 Month

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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 Month

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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 Month

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.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 Month

Downie left Saturday's game early with an undisclosed injury.

He didn't see much time after fighting Mike Weber in the second period. Downie skated 12 shifts, recorded one shot, and added to his league leading total of 54 penalty minutes before exiting the game.

Steve Downie RW PIT 1 Month

Downie racked up a goal, assist, three hits, 22 PIM and a plus-3 rating Thursday against the Jets.

He got into it with Dustin Byfuglien wasn't flagged for fighting, failing to record the sought-after Gordie Howe hat trick. Pittsburgh's third line of Downie, Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling has outshined both Sidney Crosby's and Evgeni Malkin's lines in the last two games -- something which hasn't often happened since the days of Jordan Staal, Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy. Downie now has two goals, five assists and 34 penalty minutes in his last eight contests.

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Downie was named the No. 1 star Tuesday after collecting two points on the power play, including a goal and an assist.

He saw his power-play time with the Penguins already up by two goals in the third period, but Downie showed off some of his offensive talent for one of the first times in a Pittsburgh sweater. The rugged forward finished with four shots on goal, two penalty minutes, one block and a minus-1 rating in just over 13 minutes (13:18) of action.

Steve Downie RW PIT 2 Months

Downie makes for a good penalty-minutes play Wednesday as he suits up against Philadelphia in a heated rivalry between the two Pennsylvanian teams.

The former Flyer, who has yet to pick up a point in four games, collected 13 PIM Saturday against the Islanders. The Penguins and Philly have a history of mixing things up and Downie figures to be at the center of the contentiousness Wednesday.

Steve Downie RW PIT 2 Months

Penguins head coach Mark Johnston said Downie missed practice on Sunday because of a minor shoulder injury but will play in Pittsburgh's game on Thursday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Downie, who is known more for his toughness, has only managed two shots on goal this season and two penalty minutes in two games this season. He is more of a role player for Pittsburgh so he really only has value in deeper leagues.

Steve Downie RW PIT 2 Months

Downie didn't practice with the team Sunday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

No explanation was given for Downie's absence, but the team's next game isn't until Thursday, so unless it's something injury-related that turns out to be serious, he shouldn't miss any time.

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Downie scored Pittsburgh's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota on Monday.

Downie projects as a third line winger for the Pens, but he could see some time as a top-six forward due to injury. Downie could surprise after being reunited with assistant coach, Rick Tocchet. The winger scored 22 goals, 46 points, 208 PIM in 79 games in 2009-10 when Tocchet coached him in Tampa Bay.