The Predators have acquired Wayne Simmonds from the Flyers for Ryan Hartman and a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick.
Simmonds’ production took a predictable hit this season after the Flyers signed James van Riemsdyk in the offseason. Simmonds’ playing time dropped 1:30 TOI/gm this season and has led to him scoring 16 goals and 11 assists (27 points) in 62 games. Simmonds in on-pace for less than 10 power-play goals for the first time since 2013 but should help bolster the Predators power-play, which ranks 31st in the NHL right now.
Simmonds (upper-body) will return to the Flyers lineup on Wednesday.
Simmonds has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury, but he was back at practice on Tuesday and is expected to play vs. the Penguins on Wednesday. Simmonds, who has 20 goals and 17 assists in 59 games this season, will start on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Jordan Weal and re-claims his spot on the top power-play unit.
Simmonds is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury.
Simmonds (lower-body) is questionable for Thursday’s game.
Simmonds missed Wednesday’s practice with a lower-body injury that he suffered on Tuesday when he was hit by a Shayne Gostisbehere shot. Simmonds was being re-evaluated on Wednesday, so monitor his status during Thursday’s game-day skate.
Simmonds (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Oilers.
Source: Dave Isaac 10/21/17, 8:38 am EST
Simmonds (lower-body) is expected to be in the Flyers lineup on Thursday.
Simmonds (leg) will miss the rest of the regular season.
Simmonds was hit in the leg by a Mark Streit shot last night and hobbled off of the ice without putting any weight on his leg. Simmonds reportedly suffered a fracture left leg and will miss the rest of the regular season. Simmonds finishes the season with 28 goals and 22 assists (50 points) in 75 games.
Source: Tim Riday 03/26/15, 6:38 am EST
Simmonds will skate on the Flyers top line on Saturday.
The Flyers tried Chris VandeVelde on the top line on Thursday, but will have Simmonds there to start the game tonight. Simmonds is a natural RW who will shift to the left side, but playing with Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux should provide ample scoring chances for the big winger. Simmonds has cooled off after a hot start, but has six goals and three assists with a plus-10 rating in 13 games this season.
Simmonds (foot) will play in the Flyers season opener.
Simmonds will open the season on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read as he looks to build off of his career-year from a season ago. Simmonds had 29 goals and 31 assists and played a huge role on the Flyers PP, scoring 15 of his goals with the extra man. Despite starting on the third line, there is no doubt that he will be on the top PP unit.
Simmonds (lower-body) is on the ice for the Flyers morning skate; expected to play tonight.
Simmonds is on the ice for the third straight day, so there is a great chance that he will be in the lineup for the season opener after being injured last week. He is expected to skate with Sean Couturier and Matt Read.
Simmonds (lower-body) skating with Sean Couturier and Matt Read at practice, all signs point towards him playing on Wednesday.
Simmonds has been on the ice for the last two days which is a good sign that he will be in the lineup tomorrow vs. the Bruins. Simmonds is coming off of a career-year and appeared to be a candidate to replace Scott Hartnell on the Claude Giroux line, but it looks like he will start the year with Couturier and Read.
Source: Dave Isaac 10/7/14, 8:59 am EST
Simmonds (lower-body) was back on the ice Monday.
Simmonds was listed as day-to-day last week, but getting back on the ice this morning suggests that he might be ready to go in the Flyers' season opener on Wednesday. Simmonds is coming off of a career-year and will be a crucial member of the Flyers' offence again this season.
Simmonds is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Simmonds' injury does not to be of the serious variety and he should be fine for the start of the regular season. Simmonds is coming off of a career-year and could record 30-plus goals this year. Monitor his status as the season approaches, but he should be good to go.
Source: @NHLFlyers 10/2/14, 8:54 am EST
Flyers new head coach Craig Berube has shuffled all of their lines. Wayne Simmonds is now on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell.
SImmonds has no points and is a minus-2 through three games. A move to the top-line with the playmaking Giroux should help him get into the goal column.
Simmonds, who had been battling the flu since the Flyers’ trip to Lake Placid, N.Y., last week, took part in the full hour-long session. In fact, it was the second consecutive day the right winger was on the ice – he skated before Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils, too.
It was only the first practice of the season, but the Flyers liked what they saw from new linemates Vincent Lecavalier and Wayne Simmonds.
Simmonds, who was one of Philly’s bright spots in an otherwise disappointing 2013 campaign, projects to open on the second line as Lecavalier’s winger, along with Brayden Schenn. It’s a nice fit for Lecavalier, a noted table-setter. Simmonds, who has scored at a 0.34 goals-per-game clip in each of the last two seasons, should be pushing for his first 30-goal campaign with Lecavalier in the middle.
Wayne Simmonds skating today for the #Flyers ... In orange. That's a good sign for a possible return tomorrow. #NHL
Simmonds wore a non-contact jersey in practice yesterday but has switched to a regular jersey today, which would indicate he is likely good to go for tomorrow. Monitor his status prior to game-time (1:00 P.M. EST)
Simmonds not expected to play until Saturday -- at the earliest. #Flyers
Simmonds has missed the Flyers last two games with a concussion and isn't expected to be back for the weekend. Tye McGinn has taken his spot on the Flyers top line.
Simmonds didn't skate with the Flyers at practice today.
Simmonds (concussion) sat out the Flyers last game and will not play Tuesday and seems doubtful for Thursday.
Simmonds is out.
Simmonds got hurt yesterday after getting elbowed in the face by Capitals D-man John Erskine. No word on how long he will be out but he won't play tonight. Make sure to get him out of your lineup.