Jesse Winchester RW FLA 28 Days

As expected, Jesse Winchester returned to Florida's lineup on Tuesday after recovering from a groin strain.

He returned to play against his former Ottawa teammates after being sidelined since Mar. 9. "I spent some pretty special years of my life there," he said after the morning skate. "I really look forward to playing them whenever I get the opportunity." Winchester posted four shots in nearly 14 minutes of action in his return.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 29 Days

Jesse Winchester (lower body) is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against Ottawa.

He has missed the past eight games with a lower-body injury. Florida returned Garrett Wilson to AHL San Antonio on Monday. Winchester has nine goals and 17 points in 42 games this year.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 1 Month

Jesse Winchester (lower body) may join his teammates in Los Angeles, where they play Saturday afternoon.

He is making progress in his recovery from a lower-body injury. Winchester has been out of action since Mar. 9.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 1 Month

Jesse Winchester suffered a lower-body injury in Sunday's loss against Boston.

He didn't play Tuesday and he's projected to miss some time. Interim coach Peter Horachek said that Winchester will be out "more than a week." Joey Crabb was recalled to play in Tuesday's meeting against Phoenix in Winchester's place.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 2 Months

Jesse Winchester scored the game winning goal for Florida in their 2-0 win over Buffalo on Friday night.

Winchester now has nine goals and 17 points through 41 games this season.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 3 Months

Jesse Winchester recorded the game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory against Toronto Tuesday night.

Since returning from a broken hand, he has three goals and three assists in his last eight games to give him 15 points on the year.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 3 Months

Jesse Winchester has contributed a goal and three assists in two games since returning to the lineup from a broken hand.

Playing on a line with Marcel Goc and Jonathan Huberdeau, Winchester picked up three assists in Monday's win over Pittsburgh and he scored in Florida's victory versus Buffalo on Tuesday. He is an energy player who has breathed some life into Florida's offense, giving him 13 points in 28 games this year.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 3 Months

Jesse Winchester returned to action on Monday January 20.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 3 Months

Panthers coach Peter Horachek said center Jesse Winchester (hand) has been cleared to play and could rejoin the lineup today.

Winchester participated in a Sunday workout. He has been out since breaking a bone in his hand after blocking a shot Dec. 15 in Montreal. The Panthers will face the Pittsburgh Penguins today.

Jesse Winchester RW FLA 3 Months

Jesse Winchester needs to get a few more practices under his belt before he can rerturn to game action.

He has seemingly recovered from a broken hand but Panther coach Peter Horacek and the team's training staff wanted to give Winchester a little more time to get his conditioning and timing back. Look for the rugged forward to return to action next week.