Downie inks two-year deal with Avs.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports via Twitter the Colorado Avalanche have re-signed forward Steve Downie to a two-year deal worth $2.55 million next season and $2.75 million in 2013-14. Average cap hit is $2.65 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Downie was a welcome addition to the Avalanche, joining them in late February and provide a welcome combination of offense (13 points in 20 games) and physical play. It’s a nice raise above the $1.85 million per season he earned on his previous contract.