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It only took two games, but the first suspension of the regular season could be on its way. Midway through the second period of Friday’s Avalanche-Predator’s matchup, Colorado winger Steve Downie laid a high hit on Predator’s defenseman Roman Josi in the Preds’ defensive zone. Downie’s contact was a little too much for Shea Weber, though — the former Norris Trophy winner grabbed Downie as the rest of the players on the ice swarmed around them. Josi left the game with an “upper body injury” and did not return, according to The Tennessean. Immediately after the game, Predators players and coaches were quick to comment on the hit and the player who delivered it. “I take issue with that,” said Paul Gaustad. ”[Downie's] one of those players who looks for the crowd to cheer him on or something like that, I don’t know … it was a dumb hit and we know who did it. We play these guys several times this year.” Nashville head coach Barry Trotz added, “If you watch the film, I think

Avalanche RW Steve Downie lays out Predators defenseman Roman Josi (Video)

Colorado Avalanche right winger Steve Downie laid out Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi with a huge flying hit during the second period of Friday night's game at the Pepsi Center. Downie was penalized two minutes for charging, and Predators defenseman Shea Weber, who jumped Downie to stick up for Josi, was penalized for roughing. Josi was OK after the hit. The...

VIDEO: Steve Downie launches himself at Roman Josi

In the second period, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie leveled Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downie has a history and Josi did not return. All things considered, is it suspension worthy? You be the judge. The video is below. (We will remind you here that this is the Colorado broadcast feed.) — PHOTO CREDIT: Sarah Fuqua (used with permission)

Is Steve Downie’s hit on Roman Josi suspendable?

Nashville lost to the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Friday night, but the main story of the game was not on the scoreboard, but instead an incident during the second period. Halfway into the second period, Nashville was trailing Colorado 2-0. Colorado’s Matt Duchene skated the puck into the Nashville zone, but was quickly knocked off of it as the puck trickled back to the end boards...

Steve Downie Obliterates Roman Josi, Somehow Gets Away With It

After seeing Steve Downie leap into Roman Josi’s head last night, Hockeydom was awaiting word that Downie was going to be suspended. We were wrong. Despite Josi being injured on the play, as well as the hit being illegal, Downie won’t be suspended. No hearing over Steve Downie hit. — Kevin Allen (@ByKevinAllen) October 5, 2013 Ask any NHL fan to sum...

Preds must move forward without Josi

The Predators confirmed on Sunday that Roman Josi suffered a concussion on Friday night in Colorado. Now the Predators must move on without Josi for the foreseeable future...

Josi leaves game after dirty hit by Downie

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi left the game 9:21 into the second period after Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie delivered a questionable hit that appeared to be high and after he left his feet. The hit does appear to be suspension worthy, but the referees gave him a mere minor.  After the hit, Josi went to the dressing room and did not return with what...

Eklund: Is Steve Downie Out Of Control? Was his hit on Jossi Suspension Worthy?

Two nights ago Steve Downie got himself a Gordie Howe Hattrick and last night would find Downie throwing a completely reckless hit on Preds defender Roman Josi. To be clear, the reason I find fault with this sort of play is I hate the total lack of respect players have for one another in this sport. Hitting guys when they are prone or in dangerous position can only be viewed as...

Predators hint at payback for big hit to Roman Josi's head

The Predators were not exactly thrilled with Steve Downie’s flying hit toward Roman Josi’s head that knocked Nashville’s blueliner out of Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Avalanche with an upper-body injury. In fact they were downright disgusted with it. “I take issue with that” Predators forward Paul Gaustad said. “He’s one of those players who looks for the crowd to cheer...

REPORT: Roman Josi has a concussion

Per Robby Stanley of Smashville 24/7, Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has a concussion. Josi was blasted by Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie on Friday night. He left the game with an upper-body injury and did not return. Video of the hit is below. The league reviewed the hit and determined on Saturday that there was no reason to serve Downie with disciplinary action...

Paul McCann: Losing Josi and Suspending Downie

Two games, two losses and the questions are already coming after season starting back-to-back divisional losses in St. Louis and Colorado. The worst part of last night’s 3-1 loss to Colorado may be the loss of Roman Josi on an extremely questionable hit from repeat offender Steve Downie. Judge for yourself… Now I know I’m looking at this hit through gold...

Shanahan sees no reason to discipline Downie for hit

Absolutely ridiculous. But, it is what it is. Here’s NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan’s explanation as to why Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie will not face disciplinary action for his hit last night on Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Downey/Josi: Part 1 Downey’s skates are on ice at impact...

Josi knocked out of game by Downie

Roman Josi was knocked out of the game on a very questionable hit by Colorado's Steve Downie

Selanne, Nonis And Josi In The News Of The Day

from the Winnipeg Free Press, The Finnish Flash hinted this morning this game might be a little easier for him than his "first" return in December 2011, when adoring Winnipeg fans celebrated him, booed his teammates and cheered the Jets on to a victory that night. "I had a chance to come two years ago and that was unbelievable," Selanne said after this...

Video- Was Steve Downie Under Control?

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...

Predators defenseman Roman Josi out with a concussion

The start to the season for the Nashville Predators has gone from bad to worse. In addition to losing their first two games they have also lost one of their top defenseman in Roman Josi. Josi was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Colorado's Steve Downie on Saturday night and according to the team Josi suffered a concussion.
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