Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds, Andrew MacDonald out for rest of season

Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss the rest of the season with injuries.
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Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss the rest of the season with injuries, general manager Ron Hextall announced on Wednesday.

The team said Simmonds has a lower-body injury and MacDonald has an upper-body injury. Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly reports Simmonds has a fractured left leg and McDonald has a fractured right hand.

Simmonds, 26, scored his team-leading 28th goal of the season during Wednesday’s win over the Blackhawks. He is also third on the team with 49 points.

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The 28-year-old MacDonald has two goals and 10 assists this season.

The Flyers are 30-29-16, nine points behind the Senators for the final playoff Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia hosts San Jose on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

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