Wayne Simmonds feels fully healthy as he's set to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.
Simmonds had eight goals and 25 points in 68 games last season with New Jersey and Buffalo. "My whole career, I think I’ve been that guy who is willing to do all the dirty work. I pride myself on doing that type of dirty work," he said. "I think now I’m in a position as being a free agent again where hopefully I can land myself on a contending team. That’s the goal here. I want to be a difference-maker, I want to be a piece to a puzzle that’s not yet complete but I can help push over the top." Simmonds was asked about the possibility of signing with his hometown Maple Leafs and said, "I know they’re in a bit of a salary cap situation and things of that nature, but you know I’m open to everything, Toronto’s got a great core of players and I think that’s definitely a team where I could go in and make an impact right away. It’s up to the teams. Whoever wants to choose me, I’ll be waiting. I’ll definitely be ready to go." Sep 09 11:11 am (EST)
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- Simmonds will start on Buffalo's second line during Wednesday's game against Colorado.
- The Sabres acquired Simmonds from New Jersey for a 2021 conditional fifth-round pick Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. All Wayne Simmonds News
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