Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds will not face any supplemental discipline for punching New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh to the ice, and will play in Sunday’s game against the Washington Capitals.
League source says no hearing for Wayne Simmonds. He will not be suspended. @SWhyno notes the match penalty won't be rescinded.
— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) February 7, 2016
Simmonds received a match penalty after retaliating to McDonagh’s cross-check, with a gloved punch that forced McDonagh to leave the game.
The NHL decided that no hearing was required, and that the on-ice punishment was enough for Simmonds’ actions. They did not rescind the match penalty, however.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) February 7, 2016
Simmonds has 34 points (18 goals, 16 assists) in 50 games this season.