Bruins notes: UNH’s Daniel Winnik making most of PTO; catching up, injuries

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With the O.R.G. China Games now in the rearview, the Bruins will come together as one team for the final four games of their preseason slate starting this weekend.

Youth has been served in large doses in Black and Gold of late, but former University of New Hampshire forward Daniel Winnik saw the B’s unique split-squad training camp as an opportunity to make something out of his professional tryout agreement and earn a National Hockey League job for the season.

“Quite frankly, it's not different than any other camp I've been in,” said Winnik. “Last year I was on a PTO (with Minnesota), so it's similar to that. But I feel like I've had to establish myself on the roster no matter how firm I might be set by a contract. There are always young guys trying to take my position.”