Downie was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Sunday.
Downie was recalled from the AHL affiliate Wednesday, and ended up drawing into Friday's contest with Boyd Gordon out due to an upper-body injury. The fact that he's being sent back could indicate Gordon will be ready for the team's next game, while Downie will now return to a role of organizational depth.
Downie was recalled from AHL Springfield on Wednesday.
Downie spent five games in the minors after being sent down on Jan. 18, tallying a goal during the stint. After scoring 14 goals and 28 points with Pittsburgh last season, Downie has struggled in Arizona this season, with three goals and six points in 25 games. Downie will likely serve on the fourth line or as a 13th forward.
Downie cleared waivers Monday and has been sent to AHL Springfield.
The 28-year-old has six points through 25 games with the Coyotes this season, but will now join the AHL affiliate as organizational depth. It wouldn't be surprising if he rejoins the parent club later in the season.
Downie was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Sunday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Downie hasn't seen much ice time recently, but finally rejoined the lineup for Saturday's contest, playing 7:12 in the game. The team must have been unimpressed with what they saw from the winger, and it seems likely he will wind up in the AHL if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Downie (upper body) will return to the lineup Thursday night against Detroit, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The writing was on the wall that Downie would be activated following previous reports that Arizona sent winger Craig Cunningham to the minors. Downie missed the past 10 games with the upper-body ailment, but the two-way forward is evidently healthy again and should resume his hard-hitting ways as the team's loose cannon. Before his latest injury, Downie generated 19 hits in 14 games.
Downie (upper body) is able to come off injured reserve now that the Coyotes have assigned Craig Cunningham to the minors, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Downie has yet to be officially activated, but this is an encouraging sign that he's nearly ready to return after missing the past 10 contests. The 'Yotes have games Thursday and Friday evening, so perhaps he'll be able to play in one of those matches.
Downie (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Predators, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Downie has missed the Coyotes' last nine games with an upper-body injury, but was able to practice with the team Monday, indicating he's likely nearing a return to game action. The 28-year-old winger, who has tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in 14 games this season, will hope to draw back into Arizona's lineup Thursday against the Red Wings.
Downie (upper body) returned to practice Monday, Craig Morgan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Downie has now missed three weeks since sustaining an upper-body injury, but he appears to be nearing a return. He'll be reevaluated Tuesday and plans to travel with the team for that day's contest against the Predators. A mid-week return seems possible at this point, either Tuesday or Thursday against the Red Wings.
Downie (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The exact nature and extent of the injury is still somewhat unclear, but Downie had already missed two weeks with the upper-body ailment so the move is more of a procedural one. Louis Domingue was recalled from the AHL in a corresponding move.
Downie (upper body) didn't make the trip to Columbus for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Coyotes' next four games will all be played on the road, which could indicate that the team doesn't expect Downie will be ready to return to action until after their four-game road trip. If that's the case, Downie won't have an opportunity to slot back into Arizona's lineup until Nov. 25 against the Ducks.
Downie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not play Thursday against the Oilers.
Downie, who has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in 14 games this season, will hope to return to action Saturday against Columbus. John Scott is expected to slot into the Coyotes' lineup Thursday against Edmonton in Downie's absence.
Downie has recorded a single assist, but has zero goals to show for his efforts after five games in the 2015-16 season.
Downie has played an average of 9:41 minutes on the fourth-line this year with counterparts Jordan Martinook and Boyd Gordon. They have recorded a total of one goal this season, but most of Downie's fantasy value has come from his 18 penalty minutes, which puts him at sixth in the league for total penalty minutes.
Downie agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Coyotes on Wednesday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Downie (upper body) says he will be ready to play Friday against the Islanders, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Downie (upper body) appears unlikely to play Tuesday against the Senators, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.Downie didn't skate Tuesday morning, putting him on track to sit out a second straight contest. The Penguins haven't provided any word that a long-term absence is in store for Downie, so he can be viewed as day-to-day in advance of Friday's match against the Islanders.
Downie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and he will not play in Sunday's game against the Flyers.The day-to-day designation indicates Downie has a shot to return before the end of the regular season, and the Penguins still have quite a bit to play for in terms of seeding. His remaining chances to play will come Tuesday (at OTT), Friday (vs. NYI) and Saturday (at BUF).
Downie scored his third power-play goal of the season Saturday against the Coyotes.He was named the game's No. 2 star for his efforts. Downie's fight against Shane Doan gives him 228 PIM, but just seven in his last six contests. That kind of self control could win him additional playing time down the stretch -- though it remains to be seen whether he can keep his emotions in check.
Downie netted his 13th goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss against St. Louis.Pens Coach Mike Johnston singled out Downie's strong play following the game. The forward recently promised to temper his emotions and has now taken just one minor penalty in his last four contests.
Downie (undisclosed) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.Downie suffered a hard collision in Thursday's game against the Stars and his availability for Saturday's game has been in question ever since. However, it appears he'll take the ice for the eighth-straight time Saturday.
Downie (undisclosed) could be unavailable Saturday against the Coyotes, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.