By Sally Fahey
The Flyers opened training camp yesterday in Voorhees, and the question must be asked:
Will Wayne Simmons ever be signed to an extension?
The 30-year-old vet played all last season hurt, and this summer concentrated on from abdominal surgery.
“I feel like my skating is better at this point,’’ he said. “I can practice, take a little bit of contact. Just trying to get my legs back. Didn’t start skating until later in the summer obviously.’’
Simmonds should be able to see some preseason game action toward the latter part of the schedule, possibly on a third line with players such as Jordan Weal and Michael Raffl.
Sean Couturier (knee) still has another week or so to go before he’s supposed to resume full hockey activities.
“Just trying to get the game shape going,’’ the Flyers’ No. 1 center said. “I’m not (medically) cleared (for contact). I’m not going a hundred percent in battles. I’m getting the feel of them, trying to get in the rhythm and be ready for whenever I’m cleared.’’