Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
2 weeks ago

Simmonds has points in each of the last three games. That gives him seven goals and 10 points in 15 contests this season.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran didn't have a great end to October, as he went pointless in the last four games of the month. But to begin November, he has a goal and three points in three games. His plus/minus has improved too -- he's posted a plus-3 rating this month. Even more importantly, though, Simmonds is a 1.0 PIM per game guy again this season. In 2017-18, he didn't hit that mark, but this season, he has 20 PIM in 15 games. That combined with his ability to score 30 goals makes him a unique fantasy asset.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
3 weeks ago

Simmonds doesn't have a point and owns a minus-4 rating in the last three games.

EDGE Analysis

Owners can't fault Simmonds too much, as he leads the Flyers in goals but the last handful of contests have been rough. In general, Philadelphia isn't playing well right now, and it's hurting everyone's fantasy production. For Simmonds, that's going to negatively effect his plus/minus the most, but the good news for Simmonds is he has proven to still be able to score this season even when his teammates aren't.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
1 month ago

Simmonds will ascend to the top line for Saturday's home game against the Devils, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds will trade places with Jakub Voracek, who gets relegated to the third line for this matinee. Tough as nails from the right wing, Simmonds has collected five goals and an assist -- with his total including three power-play points -- over the first seven games of the 2018-19 campaign.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
2 months ago

Simmonds (pelvis) is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday against the Bruins, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday will mark Simmonds' first game action in over five months, so he'll likely have some considerable rust to work through. The 30-year-old power forward is expected to skate on the third line with James van Riemsdyk and Mikhail Vorobyev against Boston, and that's likely where he'll start once the regular season gets underway Thursday against Vegas.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
2 months ago

General manager Ron Hextall would be surprised if Simmonds (pelvis) didn't play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Bruins, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds has yet to crack the lineup for a preseason contest as he continues to recover from offseason surgery, but it sounds like he should get a chance to see game action prior to the Flyers' Oct. 4 season opener against Vegas. The 30-year-old power forward only notched 24 goals and 46 points last campaign, his lowest total since the 2012-13 season, so he'll be looking to bounce back in a big way before hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
3 months ago

Simmonds (pelvis) is determined to be 100-percent healthy for training camp, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Philadelphia's top-six power winger dealt with a broken ankle, pulled groin, torn ligament in his thumb, and he even tore his pelvis while training for the 2017-18 campaign. Remarkably, Simmonds only missed seven games last year, potting 24 goals to complement 22 helpers and 129 hits through 18:05 of average ice time. He was clearly spent by the time the playoffs rolled around and only saw 14:36 through six games against the Penguins, but fantasy owners shouldn't discount Simmonds too much, as he's an excellent source of points -- both at even strength and on special teams.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
7 months ago

Simmonds disclosed that he finished the season with a torn pelvis, broken ankle, torn ligament in his thumb, and a pulled groin, Tom Dougherty of NBC Sports Philly reports.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds tore his pelvis prior to this season's training camp, though he didn't elaborate on how long he'd been dealing with his other injuries. Always a fiery, in-your-face type of player, it's remarkable that Simmonds maintained this style while he was essentially a walking case study in sports-related injuries. That isn't to say that his play didn't suffer, though, as he had his lowest 82-game season goal and point totals -- 24 and 46, respectively -- since 2010-11, his final season as a King. A decision still needs to be made regarding whether Simmonds' hip injury requires surgery, but once healthy again, we should see his production return to the levels we've become accustomed to seeing.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
7 months ago

Simmonds recorded an assist and four hits over a season-low 10:38 of ice time Friday, as the Flyers defeated the Penguins 4-2 in Game 5.

EDGE Analysis

Pushed down to a bottom-six role in the postseason, Simmonds must work very efficiently to produce fantasy-friendly numbers. Presumably, his focus is primarily on winning hockey games, as we haven't heard of any complaints from No. 17 concerning his reduced playing time. Simmonds has two helpers, six PIM and 11 missed shot attempts in the conference quarterfinals.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
8 months ago

Simmonds scored two goals on six shots in a 6-3 win over the Capitals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Simmonds was playing well before he miss seven games with an injury, and it seems like he has regained that form. Over his last five games he's notched six points. While it may be hard for the winger to hit the 30-goal mark for the third season in a row, he has 23, he's still provided fantasy owners with another solid campaign.

Wayne Simmonds
RW PHI
8 months ago

Simmonds picked up two assists while adding three shots, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

The rugged winger is starting to find his groove, scoring a goal and four points over the last four games with 11 shots and six hits. Simmonds now has 41 points in 65 games on the season, hitting the 40-point plateau for the fifth straight season and the seventh time in his career.