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Wayne Simmonds | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
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The Flyers are shifting Wayne Simmonds to the left wing so that he can play on the top line.
Philadelphia has been looking for someone who can fill in for the injured Michael Raffl alongside Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Flyers coach Craig Berube experimented with using Chris VandeVelde, but that didn't even last a full game before the idea of using Simmonds came up. The Flyers seem set on keeping Brayden Schenn off the first line, so Simmonds might end up playing with Voracek and Giroux for a while. Nov 7 - 5:28 PM

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Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Philadelphia's 4-3 victory Thursday night.

Simmonds snapped a five-game points drought. He has six goals and eight points in 10 games in 2014-15.
Oct 31 - 11:10 AM

Wayne Simmonds recorded his fifth goal of the season and added an assist for the Flyers in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Ducks.

Simmonds has been one of the few bright spots for the Flyers in an otherwise dreadful start to the year, having registered five goals and two helpers through four contests. While he hasn't spent any time in the sin bin yet, he'll surely garner his fair share of PIM as the year wears on. Mark Streit and Jakub Voracek also scored for Philadelphia in the losing effort.
Oct 14 - 10:58 PM

Wayne Simmonds scored two times for the Flyers, who blew a big third-period lead in their 4-3 shootout loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Sure, Philadelphia still earned a point, but this appeared like more of the same for a Flyers team that is leaky on the back end and really not all that good between the pipes as it saw a 3-0 lead early in the second period disappear. They have a great group of forwards, though, and Simmonds now has four goals and five points on the year. He is an excellent fantasy player, with 30-goal, 70-point upside, to go with 100-plus penalty minutes. Michael Raffl had the other goal in the loss.
Oct 11 - 11:29 PM

Wayne Simmonds had no problems with New Jersey's defense in Thursday night's opener, notching three points.

He capped off the Flyers' big push to tie the game at three late in the second, with a sweet display of patience below the circle to make it 3-2. Then his trademark garbage goal to tie it 56 seconds later on the powerplay. Simmonds third point was the primary assist on Vincent Lecavalier's tying goal in the third, although it was merely a breakout pass.
Oct 10 - 1:12 AM

Wayne Simmonds (foot) took part in the Flyers' season opener.

Simmonds had three hits, but no shots on goal in Philadelphia's 2-1 loss to Boston. He also logged 16:13 minutes in his season debut.
Oct 9 - 8:47 AM

Wayne Simmonds (foot) took part in Wednesday's morning skate.

Simmonds was questionable for Wednesday's season opener, but he will play after all. He had 60 points and 106 penalty minutes in 82 games last season.
Oct 8 - 12:12 PM

Wayne Simmonds (foot) is probable for Philadelphia's season opener.

Simmonds felt good during the Flyers' practice on Tuesday. A final decision on Simmonds availability won't be made until Wednesday.
Oct 7 - 1:24 PM

Wayne Simmonds (foot) was back at practice on Monday and coach Craig Berube was encouraged by what he saw.

"He looked good. Finsihed the whole practice and did some extra skating," Berube said. "We'll see tomorrow, but he looked fine." Simmonds commented that he didn't experience any ill effects from the session and he hopes to be in the lineup for Wednesday's season opener versus Boston. He injured his foot last Tuesday when he blocked a shot in an exhibition game.
Oct 6 - 5:35 PM

Wayne Simmonds has been seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot.

We already knew Simmonds had a lower-body injury and that certainly narrows it down. He's questionable for the Flyers' season opener on Wednesday.
Oct 6 - 6:08 AM

Wayne Simmonds (lower body) missed practice on Friday and his status for the season opener in Boston on Wednesday is in doubt.

Simmonds traveled with the team to Cape Cod for a bonding trip. Simmonds is a great combination of points and penalty minutes as well as seeing plenty of time on the power play. He had 29 goals and 60 points last season and could improve on that this year. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 4 - 8:52 AM

Wayne Simmonds won't dress in Philadelphia's last preseason game Thursday because of a lower-body injury.

His status for the Flyers' regular season opener is unclear, but he will travel with the team to Cape Cod for their bonding trip. That's a good sign, but consider him day-to-day for now.
Oct 2 - 4:39 PM

Wayne Simmonds is going to be one of the Philadelphia Flyers' assistant captains in 2014-15, according to Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post.

With Scott Hartnell now in Columbus and Kimmo Timonen's career in doubt, there was a clear void in leadership hierarchy. The 26-year-old Simmonds is coming off a career season in goals (29) and points (60) with five seasons left on his contract.
Sep 18 - 11:51 PM

The Score points out that the Philadelphia Flyers boasted a great mix of specialists on their power play.

Claude Giroux mainly runs the show, but Wayne Simmonds is a great presence near the net. The question is whether losing Scott Hartnell will hurt spacing. Still, one big takeaway from The Score's breakdown might be that Simmonds' PP production could be reliable.
Source: The Score
Sep 6 - 4:45 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers tried to get the first overall pick from the Florida Panthers last week, but they weren't interested in giving up Wayne Simmonds in the deal.

That's the word from Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal, who said Simmonds may be as close to "untouchable as there is on the Flyers’ roster." Matheson said the Flyers likely were inclined to offer Matt Read, Luke Schenn or Braydon Coburn along with unloading Vincent Lecavalier's contract. Panthers defenseman Erik Gubranson may have also been part of the package coming to the Flyers.
Jul 5 - 9:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Claude Giroux
2Vincent Lecavalier
3Brayden Schenn
4Sean Couturier
5Scott Laughton
6Chris VandeVelde
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery