Simmonds has gone six games without a point and has one assist in his last 13.
Simmonds brings an important edge to the Leafs' bottom six, but he hasn't delivered much offense. He has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 35 games. As the team heads toward the postseason, Simmonds is likely on the outside for playing time unless there's an injury.
Simmonds scored a goal in Toronto's 5-3 win over Winnipeg on Thursday.
Simmonds snapped a six-game point slump and seven-game goal drought. The Leafs are shuffling around lines because of Zach Hyman's knee injury and the arrival of Nick Foligno, so the next few games could feature Simmonds in different roles. He brings speed and ferocity to whatever line he's on, so if he sticks on a higher line, he could be a late-season offensive surprise.
Simmonds scored a goal and added two PIM in Monday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Simmonds scored his first goal in nine games since he returned from a wrist injury. The 32-year-old winger has six tallies and a helper in 21 appearances this season. He's added 32 hits, 28 PIM and a minus-3 rating in a bottom-six role, which is likely to have only limited appeal in fantasy.
Simmonds (wrist) will be activated off long-term injured reserve and return to the lineup for Friday's game versus the Flames, Joshua Kloke of The Athletic Toronto reports.
Simmonds has been sidelined since early February with a broken wrist, but he's been skating for nearly two weeks, so he shouldn't have any limitations against Calgary. The 32-year-old bruiser is expected to skate on Toronto's fourth line and top power-play unit Friday.
Head coach Sheldon Keefe said Monday that Simmonds (wrist) has been practicing on his own and is ramping up his conditioning, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Simmonds' broken wrist is healed, and he recently had his cast removed. The 32-year-old is now focusing on getting back into game shape before rejoining the team at practice. Since he was handed a six-week timeline back in early February, he'll likely need at least two more weeks before re-entering the lineup. When he's healthy, Simmonds typically adds a strong physical presence, but he also contributed five goals on 20 shots through 12 games this season.
Simmonds (wrist) has been placed on long-term injured reserve, per CapFriendly.
Simmonds is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks with a broken wrist, so this move was expected. Alexander Barabanov will likely have an expanded role for the duration of Simmonds' absence.
Simmonds sustained a broken wrist, which will sideline him for at least six weeks, David Alter of The Hockey News reports.
Given Simmonds' extended layoff, he figures to find himself on injured reserve in the coming days. In fact, based on his timeline, the veteran will miss well beyond the 10-game requirement for long-term injured reserve, which would afford the Leafs some cap space to fill out the roster. Several candidates could be in line to replace Simmonds in a top-six role, including Alexander Barabanov and Ilya Mikheyev.
Simmonds may miss up to six weeks after suffering an apparent hand injury during Saturday's win over the Canucks, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Simmonds lit the lamp twice before suffering the injury, bringing his season total to five goals through 12 games. The team hasn't revealed specifics about Simmonds' injury. They'll likely provide more detail before Monday's matchup against the Canucks.
Simmonds left Saturday's game versus the Canucks with an apparent hand injury, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Simmonds scored twice on five shots before departing in the third period with the hand injury. With the injury occurring so late in the game, there may not be an update on the winger's status from head coach Sheldon Keefe after the contest. Consider Simmonds day-to-day for now.
Simmonds scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
The Wayne Train rolled on for a third straight game with a goal. He's feasted on the goaltending out in Alberta, where he has all his offense in nine appearances this season. The veteran winger has added 11 hits, 12 shots on goal, 17 PIM and a minus-5 rating.
Simmonds scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Flames.
Simmonds scored in both games versus Calgary on the Maple Leafs' road trip out west, so he may be sad to leave the Saddledome behind. Through eight appearances, the 32-year-old has two tallies, 11 shots on goal, 17 PIM and 10 hits. He's working in a third-line role but also gets some power-play time as a net-front presence, which could eventually boost his offense slightly.
Simmonds has played in all five Leafs games this season and has delivered 15 PIM, seven hits, four shots and a minus-4 rating.
Simmonds has no points, but he's doing what he was brought in for and that's light a fire under his teammates. It took him until just the second period of Game 1 to get in a fight, mostly to inject some life into his team. He's no longer much of a fantasy asset in traditional formats, but he does deliver in specialty formats that count hits and PIM.
Simmonds put pen to paper on a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Maple Leafs on Friday, Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun reports.
Simmonds split time with New Jersey and Buffalo last season, appearing in a combined 68 games in which he garnered eight goals and 17 helpers. With general manager Kyle Dubas looking to make the team tougher to play against, the addition of Simmonds will certainly add some physicality to the roster considering he's dished out at least 100 hits in all but one of his 12 NHL seasons.
Simmonds has been given permission by the Sabres to negotiate with other teams, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
According to reports, Simmonds has drawn interest from several clubs including the Maple Leafs and Canadiens. The winger recorded 24 points in 61 appearances for the Devils but managed a lone assist in seven games with Buffalo after being traded at the deadline. Wherever the Ontario native lands, he should be capable of pushing for the 30-point mark.
Simmonds, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, is interested in returning to Buffalo, Lance Lyskowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Simmonds was the team's big trade deadline acquisition but only saw seven games with the Sabres before the pandemic cut short the season. Buffalo is one of seven teams not to make the league's 24-team playoff, should play resume before next season. Simmonds will turn 32 in August, but the Sabres need size and toughness up front and the fit seemed to be there, even in such a limited sample size. We'll see if the two sides work something out or if another team offers up a bigger payday than Buffalo. The veteran finished his 12th NHL season with 25 points, a minus-21 rating, 145 hits and 66 PIM in 68 games between Buffalo and New Jersey.
Simmonds will start on Buffalo's second line during Wednesday's game against Colorado.
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.
The Sabres acquired Simmonds from New Jersey for a 2021 conditional fifth-round pick Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
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.
Simmonds scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 win over Detroit.
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.
Simmonds recorded a power-play assist Saturday in a 3-0 win over the Kings.
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.
Simmonds produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
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.
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