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Downie feeling better, close to returning

Mar 29, 2014, 4:03 PM EST

VANCOUVER, CANADA - DECEMBER 30: Steve Downie #9 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Vancouver Canucks on December 30, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Getty Images

When Philadelphia Flyers forward Steve Downie collided into St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund on March 22, the concern was that he might be out for a while given his concussion history. However, it looks like that worst case scenario won’t be realized.

Just a week after going down, Downie joined the Flyers’ practice this morning.

“I feel pretty good, actually,” Downie told CSN Philly. “I’m almost ready. Nothing’s really bothering me, there’s just a couple more steps I need to take.”

It’s worth noting that the Flyers have never confirmed that Downie has a concussion, although they have been handling the situation as if he sustained one. Officially he’s out with an upper-body injury.

Despite Downie’s optimism, Flyers coach Craig Berube said he’s still day-to-day.

Philadelphia will play against Boston at 12:30 p.m. ET tomorrow on NBCSN.

  1. bobhpine - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Right, but it’s doesn’t matter because 1975. Oh and how’s that $6M fourth line center doing? Almost as well as that $6M 38 yr old scrub #1 defenseman or that $6M #1 defenseman sitting in a dark room.

    Death, taxes and the Flyers not winning the cup, since many years before I was born. Hahahahahaha.

    • archarya - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      If i was a religious man, I’d pray for your soul.

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