Wingels announced his retirement following his second season with Geneve-Servette HC.
Wingels was drafted in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks and went on to play 337 games for the club over seven seasons. The winger's NHL career also included stops in Ottawa, Chicago and Boston, where he racked up 62 goals, 81 helpers and 740 shots along the way. The Illinois native also added another eight points in 58 postseason contests but was never able to lift Lord Stanley's cup.
Wingels inked a one-year deal with Geneve-Servette (NLA) on Wednesday.
Last season, Wingels spent time with both the Blackhawks and Bruins. In 75 appearances between those clubs, he managed 17 points and dressed in four of Boston's playoff games, going pointless in the postseason. Wingels, 30, never appeared comfortable following his trade from the Sharks and unless he's able to put together a special season abroad, the chances of him returning to the NHL are slim at best.
Wingels will draw into the Bruins' lineup Wednesday against the Lightning, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Per the report, Wingels will get the Game 3 nod over Tim Schaller due to his physicality and experience. While skating on the Bruins' fourth line, Wingels' fantasy upside is limited, with the 30-year-old winger coming off a regular season in which he tallied nine goals and 17 points in 75 games (57 with Chicago and 18 with Boston).
Wingels is now healthy enough to play after missing Saturday's playoff game against the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed injury.
That said, with Riley Nash (ear) in line to return to action Monday night against Toronto, it looks like Wingels will be a spare forward for Game 3, along with Ryan Donato and Brian Gionta.
Wingels (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. "Wingels is still being evaluated by doctors today," coach Bruce Cassidy noted Friday. "Tomorrow we'll get a better read on him...I wouldn't rule him out, but we'll see in the morning."
Wingels didn't practice Friday on the heels of being forced out of Thursday's win over Toronto after being checked from behind by Nazem Kadri. With Riley Nash (ear) still unable to practice fully, rookie Ryan Donato is poised to enter the Boston lineup Saturday if Wingels can't play.
Wingels (undisclosed) was not present for practice Friday.
Wingels was forced out of Thursday's 5-1 playoff win over the Maple Leafs in the third period after being checked from behind by Nazem Kadri. With Wingels hurting and Riley Nash (ear) iffy for Saturday's Game 2, veteran Brian Gionta or rookie Ryan Donato could re-enter the Bruins' forward mix in short order after being made healthy scratches Thursday.
Wingels exited Thursday's 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs due to an undisclosed injury.
Wingels suffered the injury when Toronto's Nazem Kadri hit him from behind while he was on his knees alongside the boards in the third period of Thursday's contest. Kadri received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit, and will almost certainly be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety in the coming days. Wingels wasn't able to return to the contest, and coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have an update on the veteran winger's status during his post-game press conference. The severity of Wingels' injury has yet to be determined, but if he's unable to suit up for Saturday's Game 2, Ryan Donato or Brian Gionta will likely take his spot in the lineup.
Wingels (hand) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Senators.
Wingels missed two games after suffering a hand injury, but it appears he's ready to roll with two games remaining before the postseason. Considering Wingels' playing time is limited with Boston -- just 11:54 per game -- and he doesn't see time on the power play, expectations for production should be limited as the season rounds out.
Wingels (hand) will sit out Thursday evening against host Florida.
This means rookie Colby Cave will remain in the lineup. A Wingels absence isn't likely to shake up the fantasy world seeing as how he's only produced four points over 16 games since arriving in Boston following a trade from Chicago.
Wingels (hand) is a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Panthers.
Colby Cave is on hand if Wingels can't play Thursday, but based on his presence at practice Wednesday, we'd expect Wingels to be available for fourth-line duty Thursday night, barring any setbacks.
Wingels (hand) skated on the Bruins' fourth line at Wednesday's practice.
Wingels missed Tuesday night's 4-0 loss to the Lightning, but as coach Bruce Cassidy previously suggested, the forward's hand issue wasn't expected to be a lingering concern. Look for Wingels to return to action Thursday against the Panthers, with the Bruins no doubt looking to make some lineup adjustments in the wake of Tuesday's sub-par effort.
Wingels (hand) won't play Tuesday night against the Lightning.
Per coach Bruce Cassidy, Wingels was slashed on the hand during Sunday's game against the Flyers. It's enough of an injury concern to sideline Wingels for at least one tilt, but it's not expected to be a long-term issue. Wingels' absence paves the way for Colby Cave to center the Bruins' fourth line Tuesday, with Noel Acciari sliding up to the team's third line.
Wingels is a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
After potting a goal and an assist in his Bruins debut, Wingels has been less effective in the next five games, notching just one helper while averaging 12:18 of ice time. Wingels will likely slot back into the lineup again soon, but once Patrice Bergeron (foot) returns, he'll have to battle for a nightly role.
Wingels had a goal and an assist in his Boston debut, helping his new club nab a 4-3 overtime win over Carolina.
Wingels set up new teammate Riley Nash with three seconds left in the opening frame, then scored a goal of his own in the second period to tie the score at 3-3. While the veteran forward won't have scoring outbursts like this often, his value is certainly on the rise now that he's skating on a deep Bruins team that's been dominating opponents for most of the season.
Wingels will make his Bruins debut Tuesday night against the Hurricanes.
A versatile forward participating in his eighth NHL campaign, Wingels is set to join the third line with the venerable David Backes and burgeoning second-year skater Danton Heinen. The Bruins count as Wingels' third team since the Sharks selected him in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft; he's also been associated with the Senators and Blackhawks -- the team that flipped him for a 2019 fifth-rounder Monday. Wingels is primarily a checking specialist with penalty-killing acumen, therefore, the man with 138 points and 252 PIM over 430 career contests shouldn't command increased ownership in fantasy leagues, despite how he's now playing for a playoff contender.
Wingels was traded to the Bruins from the Blackhawks for a conditional 2019 fifth-round pick.
Wingels figures to bump a player from the lineup -- likely Tim Schaller -- as a bottom-six depth option for Boston. This marks the winger's fourth team since the start of the 2016-17 campaign, as he previously spent time with San Jose and Ottawa. Prior to being dealt, the Illinois native was bogged down in a six-game pointless streak that he will look to end with a change of scenery.
Wingels (face) is believed to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Wingels took a puck to the face during Tuesday's practice session, but he was back out there for Wednesday's morning skate, suggesting the ailment is no longer an issue.
Wingels took a puck to the face during Tuesday's practice and is considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Wingels was a healthy scratch for Monday's 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay and has only notched six goals and 11 points in 43 contests this campaign, so fantasy owners shouldn't need to concern themselves with his availability against the Maple Leafs. The Blackhawks should release another update on the 29-year-old winger's status following Wednesday's morning skate.
Wingels has potted four goals in his last five games.
This level of production definitely isn't sustainable, as Wingels is only averaging 10:15 of ice time while skating in a fourth-line role, but the Blackhawks have to be happy with their decision to sign the 29-year-old winger to a bargain one-year, $750,000 contract this offseason. He'll look to extend his scoring streak to three games Thursday against the Stars.
Wingels scored a goal and recorded four shots on net in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.
The former Shark filled up the scoresheet, recording a plus-2 rating and a blocked shot, and now has multiple shots on goal in three of his last six games. Wingels is buried on the depth chart, making it difficult to count on him in all but the deepest of formats, but if he gets hot, he could play his way into more ice time.