Penguins sign free-agent forward Steve Downie
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.
The 27-year-old Downie had four goals, 20 assists and 106 penalty minutes last season in 62 games for Colorado and Philadelphia. Downie has 59 goals, 103 assists and 766 penalty minutes in 336 regular-season games in seven seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Colorado.
On Tuesday, the Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goalie Thomas Greiss, and re-signed forward Marcel Goc.
Hundreds honor Lutzkenkirchen at public memorial
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of fans and several dozen Auburn coaches and teammates attended Philip Lutzenkirchen’s public memorial service, nearly filling the bleachers on one side of his high school stadium.
Tigers coach Gus Malzahn and athletic director Jay Jacobs were among those honoring the popular Auburn player Wednesday night at Lassiter High School.
The 22-year-old Lutzenkirchen, and 22-year-old driver, Joseph Ian Davis died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning. Police suspect alcohol was involved and are awaiting the results of blood tests.
Auburn assistant coaches Rhett Lashlee, Scott Fountain and Travis Williams were among those attending, along with an estimated 30 current and former players.
Many of those attending wore Auburn’s orange and blue as requested by the family.
Auburn is also planning to hold a public service for Lutzenkirchen.
Jurors to keep deliberating in beaten fan case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has told deadlocked jurors to keep deliberating in a lawsuit filed by Giants fan Bryan Stow over his beating at Dodger Stadium.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court panel announced the impasse Wednesday afternoon. But the judge sent them back to work. Deliberations began June 26.
Stow was left severely brain-damaged in a parking lot attack after the Dodgers’ 2011 opening day game against the San Francisco Giants.
Dodger fans Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty to the attack and are in jail.