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Flyers’ Simmonds sidelined on Saturday

Feb 2, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

Wayne Simmonds Getty Images

While Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine awaits word about a possible suspension, the guy he hit will miss at least once game. The Philadelphia Flyers announced that Wayne Simmonds won’t play in Saturday’s contest against the Carolina Hurricanes.

“Wayne will not play in tonight’s game because of head and neck injuries suffered in last nights game. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said.

Erskine, 32, caught Simmonds, 24, with a questionable check that incited a fight on Friday. You can check out that bout and blow here.

Simmonds has two goals and five points in eight games this season, maintaining his physical edge with 27 penalty minutes. He’s been a sturdy player throughout his brief career, missing no more than four games in any campaign and boasting two full 82-game runs.

Winger Tye McGinn, 22, is expected to return to Philly’s lineup in Simmonds’ absence.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Nobody ever gets suspended for hitting a flyer ! You can knockout Flyers all season long and the NHL will say the flyer tried to hit the other guy in the shoulder or elbow with his head !

  2. puckmepuckyou - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    But they will suspend a Flyer without second thought

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      I think Simmons will get a 5 game suspension for getting hurt on that play !

      • schapley18 - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM

        Are you drunk eiggles?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:03 PM

        Yes,, drunk with endless hockey knowledge !

      • melonheadsdaddy - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:42 AM

        Flyers fan here. And you my friend, are an idiot. Stop baiting trolls…

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        Ok whatever you say ! Sad part about it an idiot trumps a zero trying to be a one !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

        melonface don’t take yourself so seriously on here fool ! ,,what are you the friggin hockey chat police ! You declared yourself a flyers fan trust me melonbrain you knowledge of flyers hockey pails in comparison to me so i will keep posting and you can sit back and be taught something about hockey ! Iam the hammer your the nail ! Now get fool !

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      I wonder why they would do that?

  3. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    This is a real loss to the sport of hockey. No…really.

    Really.

  4. erbaker67 - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    As much as I hate the Flyers that was a dirty hit and in my opinion was intentional. There is absolutely no reason why his elbow should’ve been that high.

  5. broadstreetbeatdown - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    hockeywithdrawal, he never met a Flyers thread he hasn’t commented on. Can you say stalker?

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:12 PM

      If only his dad would have practiced withdrawal !

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      Repeat: Seems like you never have anything to say about the articles, or the situations, just the commentors. Get it together, kid.

      • melonheadsdaddy - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:44 AM

        Ha. Saw this previously and couldn’t agree more.

  6. broadstreetbeatdown - Feb 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I can’t wait till Cindy takes an elbow like that to the head…again.

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