Daniel Winnik News
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The Wild signed Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal worth $660K.
Winnik is expected to make his Wild debut on Thursday after earning a contract on a PTO during training camp. Winnik is coming off of a year in which he had 12 goals and 13 assists (25 points) in 72 games with the Capitals. Look for him to skate with Matt Cullen and Tyler Ennis on the Wild fourth line in his debut.
The Capitals have acquired Daniel Winnik and a 2016 5th round pick from the Maple Leafs for Brooks Laich, Connor Carrick and a 2016 2nd round pick.
Winnik (healthy scratch) will be back in the Maple Leafs' lineup on Monday.
Winnik was a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Oilers. Winnik will get back in because Joffrey Lupul is out with an undisclosed injury.
Winnik is expected to be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Winnik has failed to record a point in his last four games and it looks as if he will come out of the lineup in favour of Nick Spaling, who returns from injury.
Winnik (lower-body) is expected to play on Thursday.
Winnik missed Tuesday’s game in Dallas, but he will replace Brad Boyes in the lineup tonight in Nashville. Winnik, who will skate on the third line, has six points (2G / 4A) in 14 games this season.
Winnik (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Winnik suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday’s loss to the Capitals. Winnik has been one of the Maple Leafs best players this season, so this is a big loss for them. Tonight he will be replaced by Peter Holland. Consider Winnik as day-to-day.
Winnik has been cleared to practice with the Penguins on Saturday.
Winnik, who was recently acquired via trade from Toronto, had his Visa issue worked out and he will be in practice on Saturday. Tomorrow’s practice will give us a better idea of who he will play with and who will be a healthy scratch on Sunday.
The Leafs have traded Daniel Winnik to the Penguins for a 2016 2nd round pick, a 2015 4th round pick and Zach Sill.
Winnik, 29, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He has scored 25 points (7G / 18A) in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. The Penguins are strapped up against the cap, which is why the Maple Leafs took on Sill’s salary as well as retained 50% of Winnik’s salary for the remainder of the season. Winnik is a versatile forward who works hard in both ends of the rink.
Winnik (neck) returns to the Maple Leafs lineup on Wednesday.
Less than a week after being stretchered off of the ice, Winnik will return to the Leafs lineup tonight vs. the Bruins. He will skate with Nazem Kadri and David Clarkson in his return.
Winnik (neck) practiced with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
Winnik missed the last two games with a neck injury that he suffered last Thursday. He was back at practice on Tuesday, skating on a line with David Clarkson and Nazem Kadri, which is a good sign for his availability on Wednesday vs. the Bruins.
Winnik (neck) will miss his second straight game.
Winnik did not travel with the Maple Leafs to Ottawa and will not play tonight. The Maple Leafs are following concussion protocol, but they announced that he did not suffer a concussion. Trevor Smith could make his season debut tonight.
Winnik (neck) will not play on Saturday.
This is no surprise after Winnik was stretchered off of the ice on Thursday and missed this morning's game day skate. He won't play tonight, but head coach Randy Carlyle would not rule him out for Sunday.
Winnik (neck) is not on the ice for the Maple Leafs morning skate.
Winnik had to be stretchered off of the ice on Thursday, so it would not be surprising to see him sit out on Saturday. He reportedly was feeling fine after Thursday’s game, but I would still look for him to sit tonight. He was playing on the top line, so that someone else will get a chance to play with Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri tonight.
Winnik says he is “100% fine” after being stretchered off of the ice on Thursday.
Winnik was knocked out in an awkward collision that had him land on the back of his neck. He was out cold on the ice and had to be stretchered off, but he was reportedly up and talking to teammates following the game and is doing well. I would not expect to see him in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Rangers, but you never know.