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Max Talbot spent parts of three seasons with the Flyers. He was traded to Colorado on Thursday in exchange for Steve Downie. Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

With changes needed for the struggling Flyers, Paul Holmgren brought back a familiar face.

The Flyers acquired Steve Downie on Thursday, a former first-round pick for the Flyers, in exchange for center Max Talbot in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

Talbot had just one goal and one assist in 11 games this season. In his career with the Flyers, Talbot scored 25 goals, including a career-high 19 in 2011-12, and added 21 assists for a total of 46 points in 127 games with the Flyers.

Downie, originally a Flyer, scored six goals and added six assists for 12 points in 38 games with the Flyers between 2007 and 2008. Downie scored a career-high 22 goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009-10. In 11 games during the 2013-14 season, Downie has one goal and six assists. 

Kevin Durso is a contributor for Flyerdelphia. You can follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.

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