Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/31/13
The Flyers re-acquired right winger Steve Downie on Thursday by sending Max Talbot to Colorado. Downie, 26, the Flyers' first-round pick in 2005 (29th overall), had one goal and six assists in 11 games with the Avs this season. A physical player, Downie missed most of last seasson with a torn ACL. When he was with Tampa Bay, Downie sometimes was on a line with current Flyer Vinny Lecavalier. He scored 22 goals with Tampa in 2009-10. Talbot, 29, one of the Flyers' top penalty killers, had one goal and one assist this season. In 127 career games with the Flyers, Talbot had 25 goals and 21 assists. Downie, an agitator, has a $2.6 million cap hit and can become an unrestricted free agent after the season. This year, Downie usually played on Colorado's top line, with Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly. There is a chnace he will play on a line with Claude Giroux to open space for the Flyers' center.
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