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21:30  12 january  2019
21:30  12 january  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds explains himself to Winnipeg Jets ' Nikolaj Ehlers after a somewhat dangerous play in a classy show of sportsmanship.

Wayne Simmonds (born August 26, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Report: Predators, Jets keeping an eye on Flyers' Simmonds© Len Redkoles / National Hockey League / Getty

A pair of Central Division powerhouses, the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, are both keeping an eye on Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds ahead of the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

On Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported that Simmonds is "more likely than not to be traded" before the deadline.

Simmonds is in the final year of his contract, but his team-friendly $3.975-million cap hit makes him one of the more attractive rental options available. He does, however, have a limited no-trade clause, in which he can submit a 12-team no-trade list.

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The Flyers ' Wayne Simmonds took that toughness and turned it all the way up to 11 this season. Simmonds spent a lot of time on the Flyers ' injury report this year with the notorious "lower body injury," but what people Thanks for signing up! Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.

Wayne Simmonds on Wednesday provided an update on his contract extension talks with the Flyers . One of the Flyers ' storylines of the summer that remains unanswered as training camp is now two weeks away is Wayne Simmonds ' contract status.

Simmonds is having a down year by his standards, but the power forward would be an invaluable addition for any team gearing up for a deep playoff run, given that physicality tends to amp up in the postseason. Nashville and Winnipeg are already considered two of the heaviest teams in the league, so adding Simmonds would make either team even more dangerous.

The 30-year-old is on pace for 25 goals, but his 35 points would be his lowest mark in a full season since joining the Flyers in 2011-12. Of course, his assist total would likely be higher if he were on a better team, surrounded by better linemates. The Flyers are dead-last in the Eastern Conference, and Simmonds is currently skating with Nolan Patrick and Scott Laughton.

The Predators and Jets sit comfortably atop the Central Division with 58 points apiece, but both clubs could stand to add some scoring depth up front.

Report: Flyers' Simmonds 'more likely than not to be traded'

Report: Flyers' Simmonds 'more likely than not to be traded' There's a better chance Wayne Simmonds gets dealt before the trade deadline than stays with the Philadelphia Flyers beyond it, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. On Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading", McKenzie reported new general manager Chuck Fletcher could move the longtime Flyers forward. Fletcher is reportedly looking to add a goaltender, a top-four defenseman, and a top-nine center. "Will he trade veterans between now and the deadline? Absolutely," McKenzie said. "Wayne Simmonds is more likely than not to be traded. Not 100 percent, but more likely than not.

The Flyers ' power forward was referring to the torn ligament in his thumb, the lone injury to declare victory with Simmonds this season. As Simmonds sat down at his end-of-the-season press conference Wednesday, the list of injuries could have unrolled from his chair and out the door.

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds returned to practice Monday in Orleans, Mass. The Flyers have been spending time in the town near Cape Cod prior to opening the regular season Last season Simmonds led the Flyers with 29 goals and was third in the NHL with 15 power-play goals.

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