Winnik hasn't picked up a point in 17 games. He hasn't played particularly well this season. Winnik's production and ice time are down, and he's been playing through a nagging injury that has affected his skating and his ability to bear down on the forecheck. There are reports he's on the trade market, but it's hard to imagine the Leafs will get much in return.
Winnik has seven points in his last 26 games after picking up a remarkable four points in his first four games this season. Winnik is one of those guys who is better on the ice than in the fantasy arena. He'll get the occasional hit and sometimes fire a shot. But he's really not the offensive type.
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.
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