The case of Wayne Simmonds’ mysterious knee injury might never be solved. Three days after it happened, nobody seems to know how it happened, although Simmonds apparently tweaked the knee sometime during Thursday’s game against Dallas and didn’t feel the symptoms of it until the following afternoon.
The good news for Simmonds is that, apparently, he will only need to have some cartilage “snipped” tomorrow, after which a timetable for his return can be set. Here’s what Terry Murray said about the procedure.
MURRAY: “It’s only a matter of some cartilage. That’s it. There’s no hidden agenda here. It’s just clipping back some cartilage. They’ll be able to give us a timetable once they see what it’s like.”
Murray said he still has been unable to determine when and how the injury happened.
MURRAY: “I had a meeting with him. We talked in my office yesterday. There’s nothing in the game. He left the building, walking, and everything was good. It just happened on the day off. Friday late afternoon. … I don’t even think there’s any swelling there. I’m not the medical staff, but I looked at it and he looked pretty skinny to me. He looked as skinny as ever (laughs).”