Player Updates

October 6, 2015 03:30 PM
Concussion injury forces him to IR
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Winchester (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, Marc Moser of AltitudeTV reports.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.

September 17, 2015 04:30 PM
Avs' Winchester Cleared For Camp
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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.After signing a two-year deal with the Avalanche last summer, 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.

June 1, 2015 03:02 PM
Coach Patrick Roy confirmed Winchester (concussion) won't return this season.
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Coach Patrick Roy confirmed Winchester (concussion) won't return this season.

June 1, 2015 03:18 PM
Winchester (concussion) was cleared to travel with the Avalanche during their road trip, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
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Winchester (concussion) was cleared to travel with the Avalanche during their road trip, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

June 1, 2015 04:26 PM
Coach Patrick Roy suggested Tuesday that the Avalanche could shut 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.
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Coach Patrick Roy suggested Tuesday that the Avalanche could shut 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.

June 2, 2015 04:40 AM
Winchester (concussion) resumed practicing with his Avalanche teammates during their ongoing three-game road trip, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
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Winchester (concussion) resumed practicing with his Avalanche teammates during their ongoing three-game road trip, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

June 2, 2015 04:50 AM
Winchester (concussion) continues to experience vision problems, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.The concussion symptoms have been bothering 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.
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Winchester (concussion) continues to experience vision problems, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.The concussion symptoms have been bothering 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.

June 2, 2015 05:45 AM
Winchester appears to have suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.After taking contact in practices earlier this week, 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.
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Winchester appears to have suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.After taking contact in practices earlier this week, 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.

June 2, 2015 05:49 AM
Winchester (concussion) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.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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Winchester (concussion) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.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.

June 2, 2015 05:49 AM
Winchester (concussion) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester hasn't played since suffering a concussion during the preseason, but participated in contact drills in Monday's practice, and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.
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Winchester (concussion) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester hasn't played since suffering a concussion during the preseason, but participated in contact drills in Monday's practice, and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.

June 2, 2015 05:55 AM
Winchester (concussion) has resumed taking part in non-contact drills, the Associated Press reports.Winchester is still awaiting clearance to participate in full-contact practices, so it's difficult to see him being activated from IR at any point this week. He's been out for three weeks with the head injury.
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Winchester (concussion) has resumed taking part in non-contact drills, the Associated Press reports.Winchester is still awaiting clearance to participate in full-contact practices, so it's difficult to see him being activated from IR at any point this week. He's been out for three weeks with the head injury.

June 2, 2015 06:02 AM
Winchester (concussion) was moved to injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester didn't travel with the Avs for their two-game road swing and has yet to receive clearance for practice while he continues to experience concussion-like symptoms. With his return to action not particularly close, the Avs decided to stash him on IR, clearing the way for John Mitchell's (head) activation.
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Winchester (concussion) was moved to injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester didn't travel with the Avs for their two-game road swing and has yet to receive clearance for practice while he continues to experience concussion-like symptoms. With his return to action not particularly close, the Avs decided to stash him on IR, clearing the way for John Mitchell's (head) activation.

June 2, 2015 06:02 AM
Winchester (concussion) was moved to injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester didn't travel with the Avs for their two-game road swing and has yet to receive clearance for practice while he continues to experience concussion-like symptoms. With his return to action not particularly close, the Avs decided to stash him on IR, clearing the way for John Mitchell's activation.
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Winchester (concussion) was moved to injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester didn't travel with the Avs for their two-game road swing and has yet to receive clearance for practice while he continues to experience concussion-like symptoms. With his return to action not particularly close, the Avs decided to stash him on IR, clearing the way for John Mitchell's activation.

June 2, 2015 06:11 AM
Winchester (concussion) has yet to resume skating, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester remains on the Avs' active roster, but if he fails to make much progress over the next few days, the team may have to seriously consider placing him on injured reserve. In addition to Winchester, the Avs are already without the services of John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau in their bottom-six, robbing the team of some needed physicality.
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Winchester (concussion) has yet to resume skating, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.Winchester remains on the Avs' active roster, but if he fails to make much progress over the next few days, the team may have to seriously consider placing him on injured reserve. In addition to Winchester, the Avs are already without the services of John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau in their bottom-six, robbing the team of some needed physicality.

June 2, 2015 06:20 AM
Winchester sustained a concussion in Tuesday's preseason tilt against the Kings, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.Coach Patrick Roy suggested Winchester could be out a while, as he'll be subjected to the league's concussion protocol before returning with the ice. With the regular season just over a week away, there's a good chance Winchester could land on injured reserve if he fails to make much progress.
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Winchester sustained a concussion in Tuesday's preseason tilt against the Kings, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.Coach Patrick Roy suggested Winchester could be out a while, as he'll be subjected to the league's concussion protocol before returning with the ice. With the regular season just over a week away, there's a good chance Winchester could land on injured reserve if he fails to make much progress.

June 2, 2015 07:52 AM
The Avs have signed Winchester to a two-year, $1.8 million deal, the Denver Post reports.Winchester is considered a good defensive player, and while he'll bolster the Avs' depth up front, he's only a fantasy option in deeper formats, having recorded 18 points and 38 PIM in 52 games for the Panthers last season.
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The Avs have signed Winchester to a two-year, $1.8 million deal, the Denver Post reports.Winchester is considered a good defensive player, and while he'll bolster the Avs' depth up front, he's only a fantasy option in deeper formats, having recorded 18 points and 38 PIM in 52 games for the Panthers last season.

June 1, 2015 09:51 PM
Winchester (lower body) is expected to return to the Panthers' lineup at some point this week, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Winchester (lower body) is expected to return to the Panthers' lineup at some point this week, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

June 1, 2015 10:08 PM
Winchester (lower body) will miss at least a week of action, Alain Poupart of NHL.com reports.This news puts a little more of a timetable on Winchester's injury than was previously available, although it's still a pretty open-ended one. At this stage in the season, fantasy players are best served to look elsewhere for forward help.
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Winchester (lower body) will miss at least a week of action, Alain Poupart of NHL.com reports.This news puts a little more of a timetable on Winchester's injury than was previously available, although it's still a pretty open-ended one. At this stage in the season, fantasy players are best served to look elsewhere for forward help.

June 1, 2015 10:08 PM
Winchester is dealing with a lower-body injury and will not play Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Joey Crabb was recalled from AHL San Antonio to take his spot in the lineup. The extent of Winchester's injury isn't known at this time.
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Winchester is dealing with a lower-body injury and will not play Tuesday vs. the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.Joey Crabb was recalled from AHL San Antonio to take his spot in the lineup. The extent of Winchester's injury isn't known at this time.

June 1, 2015 10:13 PM
Winchester scored his ninth goal of the season during the Panthers' 2-0 win over the Sabres on Friday.Winchester opened the scoring midway through the first period while on the power play and his goal actually proved to be the game-winner. He now has nine goals and eight assists over 41 games this season but is only recommended in the deepest of leagues.
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Winchester scored his ninth goal of the season during the Panthers' 2-0 win over the Sabres on Friday.Winchester opened the scoring midway through the first period while on the power play and his goal actually proved to be the game-winner. He now has nine goals and eight assists over 41 games this season but is only recommended in the deepest of leagues.