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Steve Downie | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
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Steve Downie scored his 14th goal of the season on Saturday and battled Shane Doan.
Downie took on Doan after the Arizona Coyote veteran hit defenseman Kris Letang into the boards. Letang's head hit the boards and he was taken to hospital. Downie leads the NHL with 228 penalty minutes and now has five goals in his last nine home games. He should be in someone's fantasy lineup. Mar 29 - 10:25 AM

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Steve Downie has four goals in his last eight games in Pittsburgh.

Downie must like the home cooking as he now has 13 goals and 27 points to go with an NHL leading 223 penalty minutes.
Mar 28 - 10:53 AM

Steve Downie looked like a first line All-Star when he pulled out a swift backhand-to-forehand plus 180 degree turn for his 13th goal of the season on Tuesday night.

The maneuver has become somewhat common among crease-crowding power play forwards, but no one expected the league's leading penalty minute (223) getter to pull it off. Downie also did not take a penalty for the third time in four games. For the season, Downie now has 13 goals and 27 points this season.
Mar 25 - 12:50 AM

Steve Downie is promising to play a more disciplined game.

The Penguins are concerned with the number of penalties Downie has taken this season. He currently leads the league with 221 PIM, which is nearly 50 more than the second place Cody McLeod. "It's tough (to be physical but avoid the penalty box), but at the end of the day I can't take penalties this time of year," Downie said. "Discipline-wise, I haven't been very good the past two games. But that will change. I will be better now."
Mar 17 - 11:34 AM

Steve Downie will be scratched as Craig Adams tags in on Friday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

No reasoning was given for why Downie will be out of the lineup, but he's been a quality fantasy player nevertheless. Downiew has amassed 11 goals, 24 points, 87 hits, and 191 PIMs this season. Adams meanwhile has contributed just six points, 37 PIMs, and 155 hits and will line up to the right of Nick Spaling and Max Lapierre on the fourth line.

Steve Downie will be scratched from Sunday's contest with the Florida Panthers as Zach Sill fills in again.

This is the second consecutive night in which Sill has played in place of Downie, and unless Downie is nursing an injury, or Sill is getting one last work-out, it appears the veteran ruffian is in Coach Johnston's doghouse.
Feb 22 - 6:11 PM

Steve Downie was made a late healthy scratch on Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues.

Through 53 games this season, Downie has 10 goals, 23 points, 85 hits, and a league-leading 189 PIMs. Zach Sill took his place.
Feb 21 - 8:27 PM

Steve Downie brought a smile to the faces of his fantasy owners with a solid outing in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Washington.

Not only did the pesky forward score his 10th goal of the year, but he also racked up a plus-one rating and 14 penalty minutes in what was an otherwise dismal effort by Pittsburgh. Craig Adams and Kris Letang picked up assists on the lone Penguins goal.
Feb 17 - 10:25 PM

The Penguins "might" have interest in getting a more experienced blueliner, and they would be willing to "sacrifice" a young defenseman, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.

Cox also says that Steve Downie could be used as a trade chip to provide some more cap space. Downie has 22 points in 49 games, with 173 penalty minutes. He actually would be a decent addition for a team looking to bolster its fourth line as he’s more than just a goon.
Feb 14 - 9:34 PM

Zach Sill will tag in for as Steve Downie was made a late scratch on Thursday night against Ottawa.

The league-leader in penalty minutes with 173 plus 77 hits through 49 games will not be available tonight. Sill however can fill in quite nicely on the Penguins' bottom line as he has 60 PIMs and 105 hits of his own through 39 games. We'll keep you posted on why Downie was scratched as it's unveiled.
Feb 12 - 7:41 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Steve Downie leads the penalty minutes category by a wide margin with 152.

No one else has 100, as Derek Dorsett comes in second with 95. One interesting trend is that more productive players are generating PIM; five of the top 10 PIM men have 20+ points, including Downie at 21 (Dustin Byfuglien leads that pack with 31).
Jan 24 - 4:57 PM

Steve Downie scored his ninth goal of the season in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

The right winger now has eight goals for the season. Downie's goal, scored at 12:22 of the second period, tied the game at 2-2. The Hawks had a 2-0 lead until Pittsburgh center Zach Sill scored his first goal at 5:21 of the second period. There were no goals in the third period. The Penguins played without forward Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang, two of their top three scorers, because of undisclosed injuries.
Jan 21 - 10:51 PM

Steve Downie feels fine after he was elbowed by Minnesota's Ryan Suter on Tuesday night.

He said he expects to play Friday even though he left Tuesday's contest and did not return. Suter has a disciplinary hearing set for Wednesday.
Jan 14 - 3:57 PM

Steve Downie left Tuesday's game after being struck in the head by Minnesota's Ryan Suter.

The severity and nature of Downie's injury wasn't immediately apparent, although we obviously can't help but be concerned about the possibility that he might have a concussion. He previously missed time with a concussion in 2013.
Jan 14 - 9:40 AM

Steve Downie (mumps) will make his return on Friday.

Downie was out for five straight games with the disease. Bryan Rust has been occupying a top-six spot lately, but that might change with Downie's return. Downie has 17 points and 135 penalty minutes in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 12:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss