The Flyers announced on Wednesday the newly named alternate captain will be in the lineup against the Boston Bruins. Simmonds had been listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury and sat out practice in a walking boot on Sunday.
Simmonds, 26, is a key offensive threat for the Flyers. The 6'2" forward scored a team-high 29 goals last season while setting career-highs in assists (31) and points (60) in 2013-14. Simmonds is a huge contributor on the Flyers power play as 15 of his 29 goals came on the man-advantage last season.
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