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Is It Time for Maple Leafs’ Wayne Simmonds to Hang Up His Skates?

By now every Toronto Maple Leafs’ fan knows about Jason Spezza retiring and being rehired by Kyle Dubas in the front office. We reported recently about Spezza’s legacy with the Maple Leafs and the possibility we may have not seen the last of Spezza in a uniform. We...
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Maple Leafs' Wayne Simmonds: Likely headed to press box

Simmonds is likely a healthy scratch for Game 3 against Tampa Bay, reports Mark Masters of TSN. Simmonds was an anchor for the Leafs, especially in Game 2. Corey Perry frustrated him and the net result were penalties and goals against. He has 14 PIM in two contests. Jason Spezza is likely to slot onto the fourth line in his spot.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Must Sit Wayne Simmonds for Game 3

The Toronto Maple Leafs blew a huge opportunity to go up 2-0 in the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning because they couldn’t stay out of the penalty box. The Toronto Maple Leafs are at their best when they’re playing 5v5 hockey, so if they continue to take stupid penalties, they’re not going to win many more games this series.
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Maple Leafs nominate Wayne Simmonds for King Clancy Trophy

A King Clancy Trophy nominee is someone who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” One player from each of the 32 NHL teams gets chosen before a committee of NHL executives, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
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Jared Spurgeon, Wayne Simmonds, Pat Maroon, Corey Perry avoid suspension, earn fines

The first night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was a wild one, with penalties, fights, and dangerous plays happening all across the league. Kyle Clifford will have a hearing later Tuesday for his transgression, but four other players have avoided suspensions entirely. Jared Spurgeon, Wayne Simmonds, Pat Maroon and Corey Perry have all earned fines for their respective incidents, with the Minnesota Wild captain’s punishment especially notable, given his importance to his team.
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Maple Leafs' Kyle Clifford, Wayne Simmonds fined by NHL DoPS

David Alter noted in his post-game report for The Leafs Nation that both Simmonds and Clifford could be on the hook for discipline from the league…. “Kyle Clifford received a match penalty when he took the butt end of his stick and bonked Lightning forward Corey Perry in the head. That comes with an automatic suspension pending a review. Another issue could be Wayne Simmonds’ charge on Mikhael Sergachev in the third period. However, it did seem like he managed to keep one skate on the ice.”
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Kyle Clifford and Wayne Simmonds fined for very different infractions

It was more of a bob or a bonk, and likely should be called unsportsmanlike conduct. This one was a little more serious and less silly:. What this all reveals is how foolish the fine system is — it’s capped at a percentage of salary, so these two are almost the same fines, not because the actions are the same, but because the players make similar money.
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Maple Leafs' Wayne Simmonds: Back in action

Simmonds (illness) will play Thursday versus the Capitals, NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports. Simmonds missed Tuesday's game versus the Sabres, but that appears to be the extent of his absence. The 33-year-old will slot back into his usual fourth-line role, bumping Jason Spezza from the lineup.
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Maple Leafs' Wayne Simmonds: Unavailable Tuesday

Simmonds (illness) will not play Tuesday against Buffalo, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports. Simmonds wasn't available for Monday's practice and will now miss at least one game while dealing with an illness. The veteran winger has just two points over his last 25 games. His next chance to play will be Thursday against the Capitals.
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Maple Leafs' Wayne Simmonds: Under the weather

Simmonds missed practice Monday due to an illness, David Alter of The Hockey News reports. Simmonds has periodically served as a healthy scratch this season, so his potential absence for Tuesday's matchup with Buffalo is unlikely to significantly impact the majority of fantasy players. Even if he does suit up versus the Sabres, the 33-year-old Simmonds won't offer much in the way of fantasy value considering he has just one goal in his last 36 contests.
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