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October 7, 2018 09:56 AM
Daniel Winnik: Heads to Switzerland
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Winnik signed a contract with Geneve-Servette HC of Switzerland on Saturday, TSN reports.

Winnik was in Bruins camp on a PTO, but evidently failed to impress. It's not uncommon for declining players to continue their respective careers overseas.

September 10, 2018 05:33 PM
Bruins' Daniel Winnik: Heading into camp on PTO
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Winnik landed a professional tryout agreement with the Bruins, the club announced Monday.

Winnik logged 81 games for the Wild last season, in which he tallied six goals, 17 helpers and 82 shots, while averaging 13:34 of ice time. The veteran winger will likely have a hard time beating out youngsters Danton Heinen, Ryan Donato and Anders Bjork for a spot on the 23-man roster, but he might be able to add a level of grit and physicality the team is otherwise missing in the bottom six.

April 25, 2018 05:40 PM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Sneaky source of points
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Winnik accumulated six goals and 17 assists for his second consecutive 20-plus-point campaign in 2017-18.

Winnik is a journeyman who will be able to hit the open market this summer, having already been under contract by the Maple Leafs, Ducks, Avalanche, Coyotes and Wild through 11 years of NHL service time. He looked pretty good in his bottom-six role with Minnesota, but it remains to be seen which direction that club will head now that Chuck Fletcher is out as general manager.

March 10, 2018 12:26 PM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Gets 13th assist
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Winnik had an assist (his 13th) and two blocks in Friday's win over Vancouver.

Winnik has just five points in his last 20 games. The defensive-minded forward could top his 25 points from last season as he has 19 points this season in 68 games. However, his value is on the forecheck.

January 23, 2018 12:56 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Sets up opening marker
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Winnik notched the secondary assist on Zach Parise's goal in a 3-1 win over the Senators on Monday.

Points aren't going to happen often for Winnik, who's on the ice primarily to prevent goals. He might be helpful to the Wild's efforts with his ability as a checking forward, but his value to fantasy owners is virtually nonexistent.

December 23, 2017 10:24 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Triggers goal siren
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Winnik brushed twine in Friday's 4-2 road loss to the Panthers.

Winnik's third goal of the season looked like it might hold up as the game-winner, but the Cats went on a tear in the third period and buried three unanswered goals to win the game. Don't expect much from Winnik, as he's a penalty-killing specialist manning a checking line.

December 20, 2017 01:09 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Stuck in rut
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Winnik is still looking for goal No. 3 of the season, as his drought recently reached 24 games.

During Winnik's goalless streak, he has compiled a mere six helpers, nine PIM and 10 blocks. One important factor in the veteran's inability to find the back of the net is his lack of shots, as he is averaging just one per game during his dry spell. The 32-year-old notched 12 goals last season and will almost certainly miss that mark this time around.

November 15, 2017 11:37 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Goal drought extends to eight games
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Winnik failed to score a goal for the eighth consecutive game during Tuesday's 3-0 win over Philadelphia.

Winnik has carved out an important defensive role in his first campaign with the Wild. He's beginning 54.0 percent of his five-on-five shifts in his own zone and is averaging 2:16 per contest killing penalties. Unfortunately it's led to just two goals, five points and 16 shots through 17 games, and it would be surprising if the offense began to pick up. As a result, it's difficult to rely on Winnik in the majority of fantasy settings.

October 13, 2017 10:08 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Getting power-play time
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Winnik had five blocks and 1:35 of power play ice time, but did not have a shot on goal in Thursday's win over Chicago.

Winnik is rarely used on special teams, but he could get some time on the power play the next few games with the Wild having several skaters out with injuries.

October 6, 2017 01:43 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: In lineup against Red Wings
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Winnik's (personal) visa was expedited to allow him to suit up versus Detroit on Thursday.

Winnik was in camp on a professional tryout before signing a one-year deal Wednesday. With the ink on his contract still drying, the Ontario native needed to quickly establish a work visa in order to be eligible to play. The 32-year-old will join fellow veteran and new addition Matt Cullen on the Wild's fourth line.

October 6, 2017 01:46 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Visa issues could keep him out
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Winnik may not be able to resolve his visa issues in time for Thursday's road match with the Red Wings.

There's apparently still hope that he can get cleared, but it's a race against time for the Wild newcomer at this point. Winnik joined training camp with Minnesota and ended up signing a PTO just Wednesday. Prepare alternatives in fantasy in case the winger isn't eligible to play.

October 6, 2017 01:53 AM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Joins Wild on full-time basis
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Winnik signed a one-year deal worth $660,000 with Minnesota on Wednesday.

The 10-year NHL vet joins his eighth team after winning a spot while playing on a professional tryout contract during training camp. Winnik brings experience and penalty-killing ability, and is coming off a 2016-17 campaign that saw him score a career-high 12 goals. From that sense, Minnesota appears to have gotten a great bargain in adding Winnik, though from a fantasy standpoint, he won't be much of a factor outside of the deepest of leagues.

September 12, 2017 09:13 PM
Wild's Daniel Winnik: Secures PTO with Minnesota
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Winnik will be in training camp with the Wild on a PTO, as announced by the team Tuesday.

Listed at 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, Winnik offers size up front, but he'll almost assuredly claim a bottom-six role if he latches on with the Wild following the tryout. The journeyman played with the Capitals last season and notched 25 points in 72 regular-season games, but he put up goose eggs in the box score over 13 playoff contests, and he now has just three assists for his only points over 58 career matches when it matters the most.

April 1, 2017 02:52 AM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Scores in old stomping grounds
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Winnik scored a goal with a plus-1 rating, six shots on goal and a minor penalty in Friday's 6-3 loss against the Coyotes.

Winnik has 12 goals this season, and three of them have come against the Coyotes in two outings. He and his fantasy owners wish the Caps played Arizona more, as Winnik really seems to get fired up facing his former organization.

March 26, 2017 08:44 PM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Lights lamp twice in Saturday's win
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Winnik posted a pair of goals with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-1 win against the Coyotes.

Winnik had managed just one goal over his previous 16 outings, so apparently seeing his former uniform on the other side of the ice fired him up. It was his first two-goal game since Oct. 15.

February 12, 2017 10:00 PM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Notches two-point game in win
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Winnik posted a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating with a minor penalty in Saturday's 6-4 win against the Ducks.

Despite the multi-point effort, he still has just seven goals and 10 assists this season. He isn't someone you'll want to rely upon regularly outside of the deepest fantasy pools since he generally sees bottom-six minutes and very little power-play work.

January 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Posts rare multi-point effort
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Winnik notched a pair of assists in Thursday's win over the Blues.

He has four points in the last four games, but that's not a run of productivity you can expect to continue. The veteran winger has just 14 points in 35 games this year and generally sees bottom-six minutes with almost no power-play time, after all.

January 16, 2017 11:45 PM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Dishes for score
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Winnik collected a primary assist to open the scoring in what culminated as a thrilling 8-7 road loss to the Penguins on Monday.

The brawny veteran is up to six goals and six assists in 34 games, and he's skated to a plus-13 rating -- that's what you call efficiency for a fourth-liner. Being on a team with a plus-44 goal differential certainly helps his cause.

December 8, 2016 12:40 AM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Collects goal in win over Boston
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Winnik scored a second-period goal and took a minor penalty during Wednesday's win over the Bruins.

It's been a quiet start to the season for Winnik (four goals and six points through 17 outings), and the 31-year-old veteran doesn't move the fantasy needle at this stage of the game. Winnik is best left to the waiver wire in seasonal leagues, and unless he climbs the depth chart and plays more consistent offensive minutes, he's not a viable option in daily contests.

November 26, 2016 01:22 AM
Capitals' Daniel Winnik: Pots goal in victory
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Winnik scored a goal on two shots during Friday's 3-1 win against Buffalo.

Winnik hasn't scored since his multi-goal game in the second contest of the season, but in his defense the winger has been a healthy scratch four times in-between. The 31-year-old remains off the fantasy radar with just four points to date.