Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Downie was recalled from the AHL affiliate Wednesday, and ended up drawing into Friday's contest with Boyd Gordon out due to an upper-body injury. The fact that he's being sent back could indicate Gordon will be ready for the team's next game, while Downie will now return to a role of organizational depth.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie was recalled from AHL Springfield on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Downie spent five games in the minors after being sent down on Jan. 18, tallying a goal during the stint. After scoring 14 goals and 28 points with Pittsburgh last season, Downie has struggled in Arizona this season, with three goals and six points in 25 games. Downie will likely serve on the fourth line or as a 13th forward.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie cleared waivers Monday and has been sent to AHL Springfield.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old has six points through 25 games with the Coyotes this season, but will now join the AHL affiliate as organizational depth. It wouldn't be surprising if he rejoins the parent club later in the season.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Downie hasn't seen much ice time recently, but finally rejoined the lineup for Saturday's contest, playing 7:12 in the game. The team must have been unimpressed with what they saw from the winger, and it seems likely he will wind up in the AHL if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) will return to the lineup Thursday night against Detroit, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The writing was on the wall that Downie would be activated following previous reports that Arizona sent winger Craig Cunningham to the minors. Downie missed the past 10 games with the lower-body ailment, but the two-way forward is evidently healthy again and should resume his hard-hitting ways as the team's loose cannon. Before his latest injury, Downie generated 19 hits in 14 games.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) is able to come off injured reserve now that the Coyotes have assigned Craig Cunningham to the minors, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Downie has yet to be officially activated, but this is an encouraging sign that he's nearly ready to return after missing the past 10 contests. The 'Yotes have games Thursday and Friday evening, so perhaps he'll be able to play in either one of those matches.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Predators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Downie has missed the Coyotes' last nine games with an upper-body injury, but was able to practice with the team Monday, indicating he's likely nearing a return to game action. The 28-year-old winger, who has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 14 games this season, will hope to draw back into Arizona's lineup Thursday against the Red Wings.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) returned to practice Monday, Craig Morgan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Downie has now missed three weeks since sustaining an upper-body injury, but he appears to be nearing a return. He'll be reevaluated Tuesday and plans to travel with the team for that day's contest against the Predators. A mid-week return seems possible at this point, either Tuesday or Thursday against the Red Wings.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The exact nature and extent of the injury is still somewhat unclear, but Downie had already missed two weeks with the upper-body ailment so the move is more of a procedural one. Louis Domingue was recalled from the AHL in a corresponding move.

Steve Downie
RW FA
2 years ago

Downie (upper body) didn't make the trip to Columbus for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Coyotes' next four games will all be played on the road, which could indicate that the team doesn't expect Downie will be ready to return to action until after their four-game road trip. If that's the case, Downie won't have an opportunity to slot back into Arizona's lineup until Nov. 25 against the Ducks.