Flyers' Wayne Simmonds out 2-3 weeks with upper-body injury

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds will be out for two to three weeks after suffering an upper-body injury in Sunday's win over the New York Rangers.

Simmonds has 20 goals and 37 points in 59 games this season for Philadelphia, which hostedMontrealon Tuesday night. He was involved in a first-period tussle in Sunday's game and landed a fight-ending left hand to the side of Tony DeAngelo's helmet.

Simmonds joins a growing list of injured Flyers. Starting goalie Brian Elliott had surgery Feb. 13 for a core muscle injury and is expected to miss up to five more weeks. Backup Michal Neuvirth will be sidelined four to six weeks after suffering a lower-body injury in Sunday's game.

Philadelphia acquired goalie Petr Mrazek fromDetroiton Monday night for a pair of draft picks to fill the void. Mrazek was listed as Alex Lyon's backup on Tuesday.