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Flyers’ Downie out of hospital

Nov 3, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

Steve Downie AP

There’s good news for Philadelphia Flyers forward Steve Downie today.

The Flyers released a statement saying Downie was out of the hospital and doing well. They also added that Vincent Lecavalier is still day-to-day. 

It was just on Saturday the team said Downie would be out indefinitely with a concussion. Him being out of the hospital is at least a good sign that he can recover at home.

In case you’d forgotten, Downie was injured in a fight with Washington Capitals forward Aaron Volpatti on Friday night and was taken to a Philly hospital following the game

  1. broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Good to hear. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.

    • cheesesteak75 - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Hope he gets well too, but he is not going to save that team. Way too many problems!

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 3, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        Yeah he’s not going to save the team. Thats going to be a collective effort.

    • wjr37375 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      Feel sorry for the guy , gets traded from first to worst … I would maybe take my time with that recovery , flyers are terrible

  2. jhunter21 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Let’s just hope Steve Downie isn’t Steve the “downie” after that hit.

    • magicrat13 - Nov 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      your feeble attempt at humor is utterly disgusting…

  3. jhunter21 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    ****fight (not hit).

  4. phillyphanatic77 - Nov 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Finally some good news. No matter how ppl feel about Downie or Hartnell, we need them in the lineup to compete. Plus, we’re 1-0 with Downie on board.

    • WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Are you serious?

    • hazlydose - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      You do know that he got hurt in a game the Flyers lost 7-0 right?

    • wjr37375 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      Ya you should concentrate on the Sixers , flyers will be bad for long time , not just thighs year … I think Pronger just got another concussion .

      • wjr37375 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:29 PM

        I just said thighs

    • phillyphanatic77 - Nov 4, 2013 at 7:24 PM

      meant to say 0-1 with Downie, but he can still help this squad. Talbot was great but Downie can provide more.

  5. holeecowman - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    um yea ok dude, downie didn’t play last night so we are 0-1 with him in line up(not knocking him) and hartnell is expendable as well as Simmonds, timonen, and mezzarso.

    • orangandblack - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      Agree with all except simmonds despite the down year so far.

  6. statsdolie - Nov 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Flyers are 0-1 with downie and 1-0 since his concussion

    • phillyphanatic77 - Nov 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      I apologize i mixed up the games, no need for ppl jump all over me. Still, this team is better with Downie on board.

      • whammy71 - Nov 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        better at fighting….that’s about it.

        But then again, typical for the Flyer Faithful!

  7. President Charles Logan - Nov 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    he’s not going to be back anytime soon so dont get too excited

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      What are you a neurologist now? JK buddy.

      • blackhawksdynasty - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM

        He’s better off being a neurologist…..any idiot can be President

  8. matthewmacisaac - Nov 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    I hope that he’s OK and I believe the team will be better with him in the lineup, but after a concussion, he may not be the same player. We’ll never know until we see him play.

  9. wjr37375 - Nov 3, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    It’s like that family guy episode about about the mets where thy throw the first pitch and the announcer says the season is over . This time it’s a puck drop and the Flyers

  10. joey4id - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    I hope he gets better to, and I hope he doesn’t get into another fight for the rest of his career. Save yourself! Downie. There is life after hockey and you don’t want to spiral downwars after you retire. All that money you may save will be lost quickly if you suffer from CTE.

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