Downie's NHL ban ends
Steve Downie has completed his 20-game suspension, but will remain with the Phantoms until his play improves and/or the Flyers have an injured winger. According to GM Paul Holmgren, Downie started off strong with the Phantoms, but his play tailed off in recent weeks. In 10 games he has one goal, 10 assists, 26 penalty minutes and is a plus-6.went on a rampage Saturday night against Lake Erie and was handed 31 minutes in penalties and a game misconduct.
What's interesting is that with Riley Cote likely to become the fifth Flyer to receive a suspension this season for an ugly hit against Dallas last night, we could be seeing Downie as his NHL replacement very soon.
The cycle begins anew?