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Wayne Simmonds back in Flyers lineup this afternoon

Philadelphia Flyers v Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 01: Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates to the bench after getting a high stick to the face during the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Wayne Simmonds is back for the Flyers.

John Boruk of says the tough right winger will be back in Philly’s lineup this afternoon against Carolina after missing three games thanks to an elbow in the face from Washington’s John Erskine. Simmonds suffered a concussion on the play that caught the eye of NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

Simmonds says he couldn’t be mad at Erskine for the elbow to the face, but expect him to come out extra hyped up for today’s game against the Hurricanes after spending a week on the shelf. According to Tim Panaccio of, he’s on a line with Claude Giroux and Danny Briere in warmups for today’s game.