Simmonds (lower body) wasn't able to overcome his injury prior to the Predators getting bounced from the playoffs. Simmonds missed the final four games of the series after getting hurt early in Game 2. The winger managed just three points in 17 contests with Nashville after making the move to the Music City at the trade deadline. The 30-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will likely have a handful of suitors looking to add a gritty, bottom-six veteran.
Simmonds (lower body) will not play in Monday's Game 6 road tilt against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports. Simmonds hasn't played since Game 2 and his absence is surely being felt with Nashville down 3-2 in the series. His status is unclear for Wednesday's potential Game 7 matchup.
Simmonds (lower body) wasn't on the ice for warmups ahead of Saturday's Game 5 against the Stars, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. While Simmons has effectively been ruled out for the latest playoff contest, the fact that his status came down to warmups suggests that he may not be all that far away from a return. It's not all doom and gloom for the Predators in the way of injuries, though, as Rocco Grimaldi (undisclosed) is set to return.
Simmonds (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against Dallas and is considered "week-to-week". Simmonds left Saturday's Game 2 in the first period and didn't return after he took a shot to the leg. The fact that he's considered week-to-week casts serious doubt on his availability for Game's 4 and 5 respectively. With Simmonds out of the lineup, Miikka Salomaki (upper body) could take his place.
Coach Peter Laviolette has no updates on Simmonds (leg) following the team's 2-1 overtime win over the Stars on Saturday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports. Simmonds left the game in the first period after taking a shot to the leg. He didn't play another shift, although he returned briefly to test out his leg during a timeout. The team will head on the road for Game 3, so expect an update on Simmonds' condition before then.
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