Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 04: (L-R) Martin St. Louis #26, Steven Stamkos #91 and Steve Downie #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate a goal against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 4, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Colorado Avalanche will be without Steve Downie for the rest of the season after the forward tore his ACL against Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The team announced Wednesday that he will soon undergo surgery. Downie left the game in the second period as the Avalanche rallied for a 3-1 win over the Kings. He had an assist in the season opener in Minnesota last weekend. Acquired from Tampa Bay last February, Downie was an immediate contributor, scoring two goals and dishing out 11 assists in 20 games with the Avalanche. After the season, Colorado signed the 25-year-old to a two-year deal. Downie was a first-round selection of Philadelphia in the 2005 draft.
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