The Flyers have traded forward Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche for Steve Downie. The trade was first reported by the Denver Post.
Downie was a first-round draft pick of the Flyers in 2005, the 29th pick overall. He played 38 games for the Flyers over two seasons (2007-08). He had six goals, six assists and 84 penalty minutes.
In November 2008, Downie and Steve Eminger were traded to Tampa Bay for defenseman Matt Carle.
Talbot was acquired via free agency on July 1, 2011, after playing six years with Pittsburgh. He won a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 2009.