Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
1 month ago

Simmonds will start on Buffalo's second line during Wednesday's game against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

After being acquired at the trade deadline, Simmonds will immediately slot into the top six. He'll play on a line with Jeff Skinner and Marcus Johansson. The Sabres have lacked secondary scoring all season, and while Simmonds' eight goals and 24 points don't scream top-six forward, a change of scenery could be what he needs to get going. The days of 30-goal seasons are long behind him, but his leadership could help his linemates become more productive.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
1 month ago

The Sabres acquired Simmonds from New Jersey for a 2021 conditional fifth-round pick Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the second straight season, Simmonds is on the move at the trade deadline. The 31-year-old winger has produced 24 points and 128 hits through 61 games this season, and he'll add a valuable veteran presence in the Sabres' locker room. The Sabres have an uphill battle to make the playoffs, but this is a low-risk move, as the Devils are retaining 50 percent of Simmonds' $5 million contract and cap hit.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
2 months ago

Simmonds scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds scored the middle two tallies in New Jersey's four-goal outburst over a four-minute span in the third period. The power forward has two goals and two assists over a three-game point streak, but his season output has been limited to seven goals and 23 points in 56 games.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
2 months ago

Simmonds recorded a power-play assist Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds snapped a six-game point drought with the primary helper on Blake Coleman's goal. The ex-Flyer only has one multi-point game, but the good news is that Simmonds, a punishing winger, hasn't missed any action in his debut season with the Devils. As a result, he remains a decent option as we rapidly approach the fantasy playoffs.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
3 months ago

Simmonds produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds set up Miles Wood's empty-net goal in the third period. The 31-year-old winger has three assists and seven hits in his last four games. Simmonds is up to 17 points, 99 hits, 90 shots and 54 PIM through 45 contests.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
3 months ago

Simmonds was ejected Saturday against the Avalanche after yelling at an official following an on-ice review, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following the review, Simmonds voiced his disapproval with the decision and whatever he said caused the official to send the veteran winger to the showers early. The league likely will review the incident to see if further discipline is required, but it seems highly unlikely that Simmonds will be suspended.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
3 months ago

Simmonds managed an assist, four hits and two PIM in Monday's 7-1 blowout win over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds set up Jack Hughes for the Devils' first goal of the contest. Goal-scoring has been a struggle for the 31-year-old winger, who has gone 17 games without lighting the lamp. He's picked up only four assists in that span. Simmonds has only 13 points, 75 shots on goal and 80 hits in 36 outings.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
5 months ago

Simmons scored a goal on two shots and delivered three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Simmons opened the scoring just over four minutes into the game, beating Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson cleanly on a breakaway. It was just the third goal of the season for Simmonds, but he's now found the net in back-to-back games. That's an encouraging sign for the 31-year-old, who has just four goals over his last 34 games since being traded from Philadelphia to Nashville at last year's trade deadline.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
5 months ago

Simmonds scored the opening goal, a power-play marker, in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds' second of the campaign opened the scoring, and it was Jesper Bratt who tacked on another to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead in the first period. Only Brock Boeser scored for the host Canucks. Simmonds, meanwhile, has seven points across 16 games with both his goals coming with the man advantage.

Wayne Simmonds
W BUF
5 months ago

Simmonds bagged three helpers in Wednesday night's 7-6 overtime loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Since collecting an assist on Opening Night, Simmonds had been held pointless in eight games, but the forward broke out in a big way Wednesday, albeit in a losing effort. Three assists in an OT loss give the bruising forward four helpers on the year, but Simmonds continues to be shut out of the goal column.