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by Paul on 02/21/12 at 06:51 PM ET
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
TB has traded Steve Downie to Colorado.
added 4:07pm, Bob in another tweet says Kyle Quincey to Tampa Bay.
added 4:17pm, Whoa, hold on…
Another McKenzie tweet,
I am now hearing TB has traded Kyle Quincey to DET. Working on details but sounds like Quincey to DET for a first-round pick. Verifying.
added 4:25pm, via Gord Miller tweet,
After acquiring him from Col for Downie, TB turns around and sends Kyle Quincey to Detroit for the Wings 1st round pick in 2012.
added 4:42pm, Avalanche release…
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has acquired forward Steve Downie from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Kyle Quincey.
Downie, 24, has tallied 12 goals and 28 points (12g/16a) with a team-high 121 penalty minutes in 55 games for the Lightning this season. The Newmarket, Ontario native ranks fifth on the club in both goals and points (tied), and is fourth in shots. He ranks second on the Lightning with 36 takeaways.
“Our organization believes that Steve Downie will add grit and skill to our lineup offensively,” said Avalanche General Manager/Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “He plays the game with an edge and we look forward to seeing the immediate and future impact he can bring to our team.”
“As well, we want to thank Kyle Quincey for his services and wish him all the best.”
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