I'm as big a Downie fan as there is and I can see why he was sent down. His mistakes are being magnified on the NHL stage and he's not trustworthy in a top 9 role at the moment. He'll be back and hopefully when he gets back, there'll be no Stevens keeping him on a leash.
Clarke was on off the record today and stated that he thought Campbell's suspension had set Downie back and that he needed the ice time with the Phantoms. Good watch if anyone gets to catch it.
Again, he can definitely use the ice time on the Phantoms, no question. I just dont like how Stevens has handled him.