Report: Flyers looking to possibly trade Wayne Simmonds

Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds (17) skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals. (Nick Wass/AP)

Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds could be on his way out of the City of Brotherly Love.

According to The Athletic’s Michael Russo, “the Flyers are gearing to potentially trade” the veteran forward with his current contract set to expire after next season.

After scoring 32 and 31 goals and racking up at least 122 penalty minutes in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns, the 29-year-old Simmonds saw his production drop this past season as he only managed to score 24 times and accumulate 57 penalty minutes in a season that saw him play 75 games and six post-season contests despite fighting through multiple injuries.

The Scarborough, Ont., native’s current deal with Philadelphia will expire at the end of the 2018-19 season and comes with a modified no-trade clause allowing Simmonds to submit a 12-team no-trade list to the Flyers and have some control over where he ultimately lands.

Simmonds makes a reasonable $5 million this coming season with an AAV of $3.975 million, so he shouldn’t be too hard for teams looking to trade for him to fit underneath their cap as at least a one-season rental.

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