Winnik (lower body) returned to the ice in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win over the Predators. Winnik only missed one game with the lower body injury before returning for 12:39 TOI Thursday. His workload was a bit lighter than it was before the injury, but he should be back to normal before too long. Brad Boyes was a healthy scratch to make room for Winnik to suit up.
Winnik (lower body) will return to action Thursday against the Predators, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports. Winnik exited Saturday's game against the Capitals after suffering a lower-body injury in the first period, and was ultimately unable to return to the contest. He wasn't able to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Stars, either, but has recovered enough from the ding to slot back into Toronto's lineup Thursday against Nashville. Winnik is expected to return to his role skating alongside Nick Spaling and Joffrey Lupul on the Leafs' third line in Thursday's tilt.
Winnik (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Stars, TSN's Mark Masters reports. Winnik suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Saturday's game against the Capitals, and was ultimately unable to return to the contest as a result. The ding is not believed to be overly serious, but it will cost the 30-year-old winger at least one more game, as he will not suit up for Tuesday's tilt against Dallas. His next chance to return to game action will come Thursday against Nashville. Peter Holland is expected to draw into Toronto's lineup for Tuesday's game in Winnik's absence.
Winnik is expected to travel with the team for Toronto's upcoming two-game road trip, but is doubtful to play Tuesday against Dallas, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports. Winnik has been one of the lone bright spots for the Leafs during this campaign, scoring six points in 14 games as a bottom-six forward. The Leafs should be thrilled if Winnik misses only one game, which looks to be the case if Winnik does indeed travel with the team on their two-game road trip.
Winnik sustained an apparent injury to his left knee early in the first period of Saturday's road game against the Capitals, David Alter of the National Post reports. Winnik made quick work of scoring the first goal of the game but then his night took an ugly turn when he got tripped up with winger Justin Williams and had his left knee bend awkwardly. It is unclear at this point if he will be able to return to the game.
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