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Wayne Simmonds And Andrew MacDonald Injured, Done For The Year

via Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,

The Flyers' win over Chicago on Wednesday night came at a price.

Forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will both miss the remaining seven games of the season, general manager Ron Hextall announced after the game. Both players blocked shots in the third period, resulting in apparent fractures.

Simmonds limped off the bench at the end of the game with a left leg injury. MacDonald appeared to get caught with a shot on his right hand.

Simmonds, 26, scored his 100th career goal as a Flyer (284 games) earlier in the night. He will ultimately fall short of the elusive 30-goal plateau - ending his season with 28, one short of the career-high 29 he set last year. Only 9 players in the NHL currently have 30 goals.

MacDonald, 29, finishes out a trying first full season with the Flyers with another injury. He injured his knee in October, causing him to miss 10 consecutive games until Nov. 19. After that, he's been a healthy scratch for six games at varying times in the year, including three in a row after missing a game to attend the funeral of his grandmother in Nova Scotia. He admitted playing under the expectations of a six-year, $30 million deal has been burdensome.

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  Tags: andrew+macdonald, wayne+simmonds

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phillyd's avatar

And that sums up the Flyers season. Play their best game in a long time, lose two players for the rest of the year.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 03/26/15 at 09:42 AM ET

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