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(UPDATED) NHL Daily: Flyers Add to Front Office; Wayne Simmonds Put on Waivers

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Wayne Simmonds, Ivan Provorov, Philadelphia Flyers
Toronto's Wayne Simmonds drives around the Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov in a game last month. Photo: AP.

(Update: Wayne Simmonds cleared waivers on Wednesday afternoon.)

The Philadelphia Flyers added to their front office Tuesday as Daniel Hilferty was named CEO of their parent company, Comcast Spectacor.

Chairman Dave Scott will continue to have final say on key decisions — such as trades and free-agent signings — brought to him by GM Chuck Fletcher.

In Toronto, the Maple Leafs placed former Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds, 34, on waivers. Considering he has no goals and one assist in 13 games and hasn’t played since Feb. 1, Simmonds figures to clear.

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Around the NHL and National Hockey Now

Philly Hockey Now: Comcast Spectacor, the Flyers’ parent company, named Daniel Hilferty as its CEO. He led Philadelphia’s successful bid to be a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026. Philadelphia Flyers.

Philly Hockey Now: Flyers prospect Zayde Wisdom has had an up-and-down season with the Phantoms, but at 20 he still has plenty of time to make a name for himself. Philadelphia Flyers.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Wayne Simmonds, who scored 203 of his 263 career goals with the Flyers, was placed on waivers by the Leafs. Toronto Maple Leafs.

Los Angeles Hockey Now: The Kings are ready to “make the next push” if things don’t work in their pursuit of Arizona defenseman Jacob Chychrun. Los Angeles Kings.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins’ 16-year playoff streak is far from guaranteed, but they appear to be in good shape, writes Dan Kingerski. Pittsburgh Penguins.

San Jose Hockey Now: Timo Meier tries to stay clear of all the trade talk that surrounds him. It isn’t easy. San Jose Sharks.

Washington Hockey Now: The Capitals, minus Alex Ovechkin, fell to Carolina, 3-2. Ovechkin is out for the “foreseeable future” as he deals with a family matter. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: Looking tired after playing three games in four nights, the Panthers lost in St. Louis, 6-2. They now have just one win in six tries (1-3-2) in the second half of back-to-back games. Florida Panthers.

Detroit Hockey Now: Lucas Raymond was placed on the IR list and the Red Wings recalled left winger Jakub Vrana from the AHL. Vrana, 26, hasn’t played with Detroit since Oct. 15. In his 39-game career with the Wings, he has 22 goals. In October, Vrana entered the NHL/NHL Players Association’s assistance program. Detroit Red Wings.

Montreal Hockey Now: Chicago kept place with Columbus in the Connor Bedard Sweepstakes. The Blackhawks were blanked by Jake Allen and the Canadiens, 4-0, on Tuesday. Columbus lost to visiting New Jersey, 3-2. Columbus has a league-low 36 points, but it has played two more games than Chicago (37 points). Montreal Canadiens.

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