Winchester ready but unlikely to play

Winchester ready but unlikely to play
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators handles the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Senators defeated the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Jesse Winchester is all ready to play, finally, after missing more than three months with a concussion.

But it’s unlikely he’ll see action anytime soon. It’s just not fair to throw him into the heat of the playoff race when he’s missed so much time, said coach Paul MacLean.

“You have to make sure he’s ready,” said MacLean.

“If he’s not, it could be a setback for him, and you don’t want that. Everything has gone good for him, but he hasn’t played since December.

“That’s a long time and you have to make sure he’s ready to go and it’s the right thing for the team.”

As expected, Craig Anderson will be in goal against the Flyers.

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