Winnik heads to San Jose.

The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Colorado Avalanche. More to follow…

**UPDATE** The Sharks have also acquired T.J. Galiardi and a seventh round pick from the Avs, and have given up winger Jamie McGinn,  Mike Connelly, and Michael Sgarbossa in return.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a move to add more toughness to the Sharks roster. They’ve been getting beaten up a bit in recent games, and they needed some toughness and more of a physical presence. As for the Avs, McGinn has shown some promise as a scoring winger but has some consistency issues. If he can sort those out with the Avalanche, he could be a good addition to their scoring lines.