Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/12/14

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 19, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs, Avalanche winger Steve Downie was a physical presence in the game. He injured Nashville defenseman Roman Josi with a big hit, and was assessed a charging penalty that might draw the attention of NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan in the coming day. Downie retaliated after Nashville defenseman Shea Weber jabbed Matt Duchene in the face a couple times with his glove. Downie was involved in a fight in the third period with Nashville's Eric Nystrom and took a high stick to the eye from Craig Smith earlier, which drew a penalty. Nashville wasn't happy over the hit by Downie, which Gaustad called “just a dumb hit,” while Preds coach Barry Trotz said he expects Downie to receive a suspension. But Roy doesn't think so. “That was a great hit I thought. I don't know, I need to re-look at it, but I thought it was a fair check. What I like about Steve is: he's a great leader right now on this team. He's playing hard,” Roy sai...
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