Monday, November 03, 2008

Flyers reassign Downie, Ross to Phantoms

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have reassigned forwards Steve Downie and Jared Ross to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, according to General Manager Paul Holmgren.

Downie, 21, was scoreless in six games for the Flyers this season. He has posted six points (1G,5A) and seven penalty minutes in three games for the Phantoms. He split the 2007-08 season between the Flyers and the Phantoms. He recorded six goals and six assists for 12 points and 73 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games for the Flyers and 17 points (5G,12A) and 114 penalty minutes in 21 games for the Phantoms.

He was originally drafted by the Flyers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Ross, 26, was scoreless in three games for the Flyers this season. He has scored a goal in one game for the Phantoms. He registered 23 goals and 39 assists for 62 points and 56 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Phantoms last season. His 39 assists and 62 points led the Phantoms.

He was signed as a free agent by the Flyers on April 8, 2008.

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