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Winchester ready but unlikely to play
Daniel Alfredsson celebrates with the bench after scoring on Tomas Vokoun in the 3rd period as the Ottawa Senators take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at Scotiabank Place. (Wayne Cuddington / Ottawa Citizen)
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.