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Wayne Simmonds back in Flyers lineup this afternoon

Feb 9, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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Wayne Simmonds is back for the Flyers.

John Boruk of says the tough right winger will be back in Philly’s lineup this afternoon against Carolina after missing three games thanks to an elbow in the face from Washington’s John Erskine. Simmonds suffered a concussion on the play that caught the eye of NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

Simmonds says he couldn’t be mad at Erskine for the elbow to the face, but expect him to come out extra hyped up for today’s game against the Hurricanes after spending a week on the shelf. According to Tim Panaccio of, he’s on a line with Claude Giroux and Danny Briere in warmups for today’s game.

  1. nach0mancandysandwich - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I hope he’s not rushing it. He’s one of the only flyers I like.

    • myoung10 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      He’s old enough to know if he’s ready so don’t worry

      • nach0mancandysandwich - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        I just have Lavs echoing in my head when Giroux told him he’s not ready to play on 24/4 and Lavs basicly told him how he was feeling and said he was ready to play.

  2. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    I feel like he is rushing it. Hope no one throws another cheap shot

  3. myoung10 - Feb 9, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Great great great now yet hey have a chance to win a game😜

  4. mclovinhockey - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Meh some players are not ready and go out there anyway. Timonen broke his foot, strapped on a Kevlar boot and continued to play.

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