During a late third period power play, Daniel Winnik dove to the ice in an attempt to block a Reilly Smith shot from the point. Winnik was successful, but he paid a price.
The Caps forward blocked the slap shot off the side of his head.
Winnik laid on the ice in pain for a minute as Head Athletic Trainer Greg Smith made his way out to fallen Caps forward. Eventually, Winnik would get up and leave the ice on his own power.
CSN Mid-Atlantic replays showed the puck struck the side of Winnik’s helmet. That’s good because Winnik is the only Capital who doesn’t wear a face shield.
After going back to the locker room, Winnik returned to the bench only several minutes.
He didn’t miss a shift.
Update: Winnik lost part of his ear.
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