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.
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.
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)