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from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,
... forward Jesse Winchester — who has not played this season after suffering a preseason concussion at Calgary — is on the trip and is a candidate to make his long-awaited Avalanche debut after signing with the club as an unrestricted free agent last summer.
Winchester's post-concussion symptoms disappeared about 10 days ago, he said, ending a dark and depressing period for the Colgate University graduate. His illness became so uncomfortable he was told to stay away from the team and its facilities. He met with a specialist in Memphis, Tenn., and learned to juggle, among other eye-hand coordination skills, with a local therapist.
"I'm just happy to feel totally alive again," Winchester said. "I stuck with the program, working with a vision-training lady and made some big strides. Just one day, I felt normal and felt like playing hockey. I'm just happy to be back with the guys, especially at such an exciting time of the year."
Winchester had severe vision problems that made him ill when he would walk through a grocery store or skate in an arena with large seating and other landmarks. Avs coach Patrick Roy said Winchester might play Monday if he feels good during and after the morning skate.
"I'll be a depth guy (with the Avs), hopefully they're looking at me as a role model-type, someone who takes care of himself off the ice."
"I'm still committed to doing the little things to keep me where I'm at, having a job in the best league in the world."
-Jesse Winchester of the Colorado Avalanche. More on Winchester from Todd Hambleton of the Cornwall Standard Freeholder.
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
No penalty on the play and Kelly did leave the game but returned just a little later.
added 11/8/13 8:41am, As someone in the comments pointed out, Winchester will have a phone hearing this afternoon with the NHL.
Paul Gaustad delivered the hit and no penalty on the play.
The Senators reported after the game Winchester does have a concussion.