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Daniel Winnik | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
College: New Hampshire
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Daniel Winnik will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Boston Bruins.
The 30-year-old has two goals, seven points and a plus-4 rating in 20 games this season. Frank Corrado and Martin Marincin will also watch the game from the press box. Nov 23 - 7:24 PM

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Daniel Winnik returned to Toronto's lineup Thursday.

He sat out Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury, but was back in the fold quickly. Winnik had two shots in 12:39 of ice time against Nashville.
Nov 13 - 2:31 AM

Daniel Winnik will be replaced by Peter Hollan in Tuesday's tilt with Dallas.

Winnik has had a nice season so far for his hometown team, posting six points, 12 blocks, and 14 hits in 14 games. Holland just two points in nine games, with little else to show for his efforts. Neither are recommendable fantasy options.
Source: Steven Hunt
Nov 10 - 7:59 PM

Daniel Winnik (lower body) skated Monday and will travel with the team to Dallas.

Still, he is considered doubtful to play Tuesday night versus the Stars. Winnik suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday after he scored his second goal of the season.
Nov 9 - 1:25 PM

Daniel Winnik left Saturday's game in the first period with a lower body injury.

It appeared that Winnik injured his foot or ankle but we are sure that further information will be available shortly. Winnik opened the scoring before the injury as he stole the puck from Alex Ovechkin at the Toronto blueline, came in and wristed a shot past Braden Holtby.
Nov 7 - 7:36 PM

Toronto native Daniel Winnik has re-signed with the Maple Leafs for one-year, $2.25M.

That's a nice step up in pay from the one-year, $1.3M deal he signed with Toronto last summer. The Leafs sent Winnik to Pittsburgh in a deadline-deal for Zack Sill, a 2015 fourth round pick, and a 2016 second round pick. The latter was sent back to Pittsburgh in the Phil Kessel deal. Winnik had a career-season in 2014-15, tallying nine goals and 34 points.
Jul 1 - 7:07 PM

Daniel Winnik is projected to begin the postseason alongside Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist.

He produced two goals and nine points in 21 games with the Penguins after he was obtained from Toronto.
Apr 16 - 5:23 PM

Daniel Winnik has been skating alongside Sidney Crosby and David Perron.

He has produced a goal and an assist in his last two games. "I just have to play my game," Winnik said. "Quick on pucks and be strong on it down low, create space for them when I can. It's about winning one-on-one battles, especially board battles." He has five points in 12 games since joining the Penguins from Toronto.
Mar 26 - 4:58 PM

With 10 points, Daniel Winnik was the Toronto Maple Leafs' leading scorer of the Peter Horachek era in terms of five-on-five situations.

And yes, Toronto did trade Winnik to Pittsburgh on Feb. 25. That's how sad Horachek's 34-game stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs has been. With that in mind, it's really hard to properly judge any Maple Leafs player's potential fantasy value for the 2015-16 campaign based on what they've done in 2014-15. There will be roster changes, but Horachek will almost certainly be gone too and whoever replaces him will likely restore some degree of normalcy to the Maple Leafs' offense.
Mar 24 - 5:44 PM

Daniel Winnik was impressive in his first practice with the Penguins and will make his debut on Sunday.

Winnik will play alongside Steve Downie and Brandon Sutter. "It's only one practice," Sutter said. "But you can just kind of tell that Winnik's a smart guy, that he'll be able to adjust pretty quickly. Hopefully chemistry will come." Winnik was with Toronto this season and had seven goals and 25 points in 58 games. He is not worth picking up at this time in anything but the deepest of pools but he was a plus-15 with the lowly Leafs.
Mar 1 - 8:51 AM

Daniel Winnik's visa issues have been resolved and he is expected to practice with the Penguins on Saturday.

Winnik practiced on his own in Toronto while the visa issues were being worked on and he was set to drive to Pittsburgh later in the day. Winnik was dealt to the Penguins on Wednesday and is expected to be a third line winger. He can score the occasional goal and is an excellent penalty killer but do not expect a lot in fantasy stats from Winnik.
Feb 28 - 9:26 AM

Daniel Winnik has been dealt to Pittsburgh in exchange for Zach Sill, a second-round pick in 2016 and a fourth rounder in 2015.

Winnik has generated seven goals and 25 points in 58 contests for Toronto this season. He's great on the penalty kill and is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the year. Toronto retained 50% of Winnik's salary in the deal.
Feb 25 - 3:56 PM

Daniel Winnik notched a goal for the Maple Leafs in their 2-1 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Anything to improve that trade value. Winnik has been a solid addition to the Maple Leafs, with six goals and 23 points this season, but it’s unlikely he finishes the season in Toronto. Roman Polak and Richard Panik got the assists. David Clarkson played 2:31 and finished with 27 penalty minutes.
Feb 14 - 10:07 PM

Daniel Winnik produced a goal and added an assist in Toronto's 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

The hard-working winger has collected five goals and 22 points in 53 games this season. Winnik will probably be on the move at the trade deadline because he's an unrestricted free agent in the summer and playoff teams could use his two-way abilities.
Feb 11 - 11:11 AM

The Maple Leafs have shuffled their forward lines for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

Daniel Winnik will play on the Buds' second unit alongside Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul. Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel will continue to skate as the squad's first unit. Leo Komarov, Peter Holland and Mike Santorelli will comprise the third line, while David Clarkson, Richard Panik and Trevor Smith will make up the fourth. This is a good opportunity for Winnik. We will be interested to see if he can get some traction in this slot.
Jan 31 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Daniel Winnik
5Michael Grabner
RW1Leo Komarov
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brad Boyes
4Byron Froese
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Matt Hunwick
6Martin Marincin
7Scott Harrington
8Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier