Jesse Winchester

#18 C / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lb Age: 32 College: Colgate

Fantasy Points by Week

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    INJURY ALERT: IR | Concussion |
    • Concussion injury forces him to IR

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, Marc Moser of AltitudeTV reports.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester continues to deal with concussion symptoms following a head injury that he sustained in a preseason game last year against Calgary that ultimately wiped out his entire 2014-15 regular-season campaign. He is out indefinitely.
    • Ruled out indefinitely

      News: Jesse Winchester has been ruled out indefinitely after concussion symptoms resurface, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: After missing out on the entire 2014-15 season with a concussion, Jesse Winchester had declared himself 100 percent and was finally ready to get back to hockey and compete for a roster spot in training camp, most likely on the Avs' fourth line. Unfortunately, his concussion symptoms have reemerged since the start of preseason play and has been ruled out indefinitely. After needing nearly a year to comeback from the initial injury, it's unclear when he will return to the ice for the Avs, if at all.
    • Avs' Winchester Cleared For Camp

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) hasn't officially been cleared to participate in training camp practices, but appears to be fully healthy, Drew Spevak of ESPN Denver reports.
      Analysis: After signing a two-year deal with the Avalanche last summer, Jesse Winchester didn't play a single game in his first season in Colorado after suffering a concussion in the preseason and experiencing multiple setbacks in his recovery. It sounds like he was able to demonstrate some progress after the season ended, so he'll be back in the fold to audition for a role on the Avs' energy line. The 31-year-old scored nine goals and 18 points and earned 32 PIM in his last full NHL season in 2013-14 with the Panthers.
    • Avs' Winchester Done For Season

      News: Coach Patrick Roy confirmed Jesse Winchester (concussion) won't return this season.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester appeared to be making progress with his post-concussion symptoms as recently as a couple of weeks ago, when he was cleared to travel with the team, but it appears he might have suffered yet another setback in his recovery. With Winchester's long-term health the most important matter, he won't be rushed into action over the Avs' final three games. He didn't play a single game this season after sustaining the concussion during training camp.
    • Avs' Winchester Shakes Post-Concussion Symptoms

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) has been cleared to travel with the Avalanche during their road trip, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester appears to have put his long battle with post-concussion symptoms behind him, but it's not apparent when or if he'll enter the lineup again this season. He has yet to play all season after enduring the concussion during training camp, and with repeated setbacks interrupting his progress along the way, the Avalanche may be inclined to have him pack it for the year and prepare for camp next fall.
    • Avs' Winchester Could Be Done For Year

      News: Coach Patrick Roy suggested Tuesday that the Avalanche could shut Jesse Winchester (concussion) down for the remainder of the season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. "He's not doing well," Roy said of the injured winger.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester inked a two-year deal with the Avalanche as a free agent in July, but it looks like his first season in Denver could come without him having logged a single regular-season game. He sustained the concussion in the preseason and continues to experiencing lingering vision issues. Winchester had previously resumed skating and traveling with the team, but he's since halted those activities in recent weeks.
    • Avs' Winchester Practicing With Team

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) resumed practicing with his Avalanche teammates during their ongoing three-game road trip, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester won't be an option for the remaining two games of the trip, but it's good to see him join his mates for workouts after previously being limited to working out on his own. The winger continues to recover from a preseason concussion that has resulted in blurred vision, which may or may not still remain an issue. It will be tough to discern a clearer return date for Winchester until he starts practicing with contact and participates in line rushes.
    • Vision Problems Lingering For Avs' Winchester

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) continues to experience vision problems, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: The concussion symptoms have been bothering Jesse Winchester since early October, after he suffered the head injury during the preseason. Until he enjoys an extended stretch without any setbacks in his recovery, Winchester will likely be limited to working out on his own.
    • Avs' Winchester Appears To Have Suffered Setback

      News: Jesse Winchester appears to have suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: After taking contact in practices earlier this week, Jesse Winchester was donning an orange non-contact sweater at Thursday's morning skate, a sign that he's noticed a downgrade in his recovery. The fact that the Avs haven't shut down his on-ice activities entirely offers some encouragement, but it no longer looks as though Winchester will be activated in the coming days.
    • Avs' Winchester Doubtful For Tuesday

      News: Jesse Winchester (concussion) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
      Analysis: Jesse Winchester participated in contact drills during Monday's practice, but apparently the team isn't quite comfortable with his game yet, so he's expected to make his return Thursday against the Islanders.
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