NHL playoffs 2019: Predators’ Wayne Simmonds leaves game after taking shot to leg

first_imgThe Predators may have lost a key trade acquisition.Wayne Simmonds left Nashville’s matchup with Dallas on Saturday after he took a puck to the knee off of a shot from Roman Josi. He fights hard for loose pucks, delivers big hits and sets the tone on the ice whenever he is out there.And in a series against one of the toughest defensive teams in the NHL, the Predators will need a player like that down the stretch.Dallas finished second in the NHL allowing a mere 2.44 goals against per game. NHL playoffs 2019: Sharks’ Logan Couture says ‘I thought I lost my testicle’ after block He has one goal and two assists in 17 games with Nashville, but so much of what Simmonds does doesn’t show up on the scoresheet.center_img NHL playoffs 2019: Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov suspended one game for boarding OUCHIES 😥Be ok, #WayneTrain! pic.twitter.com/45ViWadGlZ— FOX Sports Tennessee (@PredsOnFSTN) April 13, 2019Simmonds went to the locker room with a notable limp and he did not return to the bench when the trainer came back a few minutes later.The 30-year-old winger came over to the Predators in a trade from the Flyers at the deadline. Related Newslast_img read more