Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 2 days ago
Simmonds scored the game-winning goal with 2:15 remaining Saturday to lift the Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Oilers.
The assist came on the power play. Simmonds now has six goals and nine points in eight games this season; four of those points have come with the man advantage. Simmonds will be hard pressed to continue this torrid pace, but the 29-year-old might have a chance to set a career mark in goals by season's end.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 4 days ago
Simmonds (lower body) was given a clean bill of health and will play Thursday against Nashville, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It's still unclear as to the exact injury that forced Simmonds out of Tuesday's contest, and though he's healthy now, one can't help but wonder if it's something that will be a reoccurring issue as the season progresses. Regardless, the two-time 30-goal scorer has started 2017-18 on a torrid pace, bagging five goals in just six games, including three on the power play.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 5 days ago
The Flyers will provide an update on Simmonds (lower body) this Thursday, Dan Gelston of The Associated Press reports.
The official team release will help us determine whether Simmonds will be fit to play in Thursday's home game against the Predators, but either way, it doesn't seem like he's dealing with a significant injury. GM Ron Hextall told reporters that the high-flying scoring winger left Tuesday's clash with the Panthers for precautionary reasons.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 days ago
General manager Ron Hextall said Simmonds suffered a lower-body injury Tuesday against the Panthers and didn't return as a precautionary measure, freelance NHL writer Chuck Gormley reports.
Simmonds was playing great before leaving, notching an assist, five shots on goal and five penalty minutes. He now sits with five goals and two assists through the first six games. More updates should be expected Wednesday, and his next opportunity to suit up will be Thursday against the Predators.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 1 week ago
Simmonds registered a power-play goal and an assist during Saturday's 8-2 win over Washington.
The 29-year-old winger is off to a solid start with five goals, six points, 14 shots and three power-play goals through the first five games of the campaign. Simmonds is an excellent cross-category contributor, and he's posted at least 28 goals and 50 points in each of the past four seasons. His role on the No. 1 power-play helps his fantasy outlook, and Simmonds also moves the needle in formats that include PIM and hits.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 2 weeks ago
Simmonds scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against Anaheim.
A terrific start to the season for the Wayne Train, who netted a hat trick in the season opener. The 29-year-old is fantasy gold due to his ability to find twine frequently and rack up elite PIM totals. In each of his last five full seasons, Simmonds has landed in the 30-goal-range, making him one of the most lethal goal-scorers around. He won't blow you out of the water with his point total at the end of the year, but Simmonds is simply one of the best all-around fantasy players you can own.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 3 weeks ago
Simmonds put all three of his shots on goal in the back of the net Wednesday against the Sharks for a hat trick.
His shooting percentage was immaculate, and one of his goals was an empty netter, so there was certainly some luck in this hat trick. However, Simmonds has two 30-goal seasons on his resume, so this is not a fluke by any means.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 4 months ago
Simmonds was protected by Philadelphia and will not be available to Las Vegas in the expansion draft, NHL.com reports.
Simmonds turned in another rock-solid fantasy season with excellent cross-category coverage. He topped the 30-goal mark for the second straight year and supported his 32 tallies with 54 points, 224 shots, 122 PIM and 162 hits. His 25 power-play points were also a career-best mark. Unfortunately, Simmonds' minus-18 rating was a statistical drain, but there is potential for him to rebound next year in that column.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 months ago
Simmonds potted his 30th goal of the year -- a power-play tally, appropriately -- and added two assists along with five PIM for fighting in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.
The tough winger came into this tilt in a pretty major slump -- just five points and a minus-4 rating in a span of 14 games -- but he's now finally cleared the 50-point mark while achieving his second 30-goal season. As always, tons of Simmonds' production has come on the power play, as he's now matched his career high with 24 man-advantage points.
Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 months ago
Simmonds missed the scoresheet for the third consecutive game Tuesday against Ottawa, and he has just two goals and three assists through 14 March games.
After posting 16 goals and 29 points through the first 32 games of the campaign, it looked like Simmonds was on his way to a career year. He hit an offensive wall in mid-December, though, and he has just 13 goals and seven helpers over his latest 44 games. His year-end numbers are going to be similar to what we've come to expect from the veteran, and Simmonds is still a rock-solid fantasy asset because of his ability to move the needle in plenty of categories. However, it's a shame the veteran couldn't capitalize on his impressive start to the season.