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Coach Patrick Roy suggested Tuesday that the Avalanche could shut Winchester (concussion) down for the remainder of the season, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. "He's not doing well," Roy said of the injured winger.

Winchester inked a two-year deal with the Avalanche as a free agent in July, but it looks like his first season in Denver could come without him having logged a single regular-season game. He sustained the concussion in the preseason and continues to experiencing lingering vision issues. Winchester had previously resumed skating and traveling with the team, but he's since halted those activities in recent weeks.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 3 Months

Winchester (concussion) resumed practicing with his Avalanche teammates during their ongoing three-game road trip, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Winchester won't be an option for the remaining two games of the trip, but it's good to see him join his mates for workouts after previously being limited to working out on his own. The winger continues to recover from a preseason concussion that has resulted in blurred vision, which may or may not still remain an issue. It will be tough to discern a clearer return date for Winchester until he starts practicing with contact and participate in line rushes.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 3 Months

Winchester (concussion) continues to experience vision problems, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

The concussion symptoms have been bothering Winchester since early October, after he suffered the head injury during the preseason. Until he enjoys an extended stretch without any setbacks in his recovery, Winchester will likely be limited to working out on his own.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 4 Months

Winchester (concussion) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Winchester participated in contact drills during Monday's practice, but apparently the team isn't quite comfortable with his game yet, so he's expected to make his return Thursday against the Islanders.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 4 Months

Winchester (concussion) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Winchester hasn't played since suffering a concussion during the preseason, but participated in contact drills in Monday's practice, and is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.

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Winchester (concussion) has resumed taking part in non-contact drills, the Associated Press reports.

Winchester is still awaiting clearance to participate in full-contact practices, so it's difficult to see him being activated from IR at any point this week. He's been out for three weeks with the head injury.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 5 Months

Winchester (concussion) was moved to injured reserve Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Winchester didn't travel with the Avs for their two-game road swing and has yet to receive clearance for practice while he continues to experience concussion-like symptoms. With his return to action not particularly close, the Avs decided to stash him on IR, clearing the way for John Mitchell's (head) activation.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 5 Months

Winchester (concussion) has yet to resume skating, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Winchester remains on the Avs' active roster, but if he fails to make much progress over the next few days, the team may have to seriously consider placing him on injured reserve. In addition to Winchester, the Avs are already without the services of John Mitchell and Patrick Bordeleau in their bottom-six, robbing the team of some needed physicality.

Jesse Winchester RW COL 5 Months

Winchester sustained a concussion in Tuesday's preseason tilt against the Kings, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.

Coach Patrick Roy suggested Winchester could be out a while, as he'll be subjected to the league's concussion protocol before returning with the ice. With the regular season just over a week away, there's a good chance Winchester could land on injured reserve if he fails to make much progress.

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Jesse Winchester to a two-year/one-way contract.