Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 9/24/12

The Philadelphia Flyers have had three players head overseas due to the ongoing lockout: Ruslan Fedotenko, Ilya Bryzgalov, and Jakub Voracek. The newest member to this list is Wayne Simmonds.

Simmonds, 24, has officially signed a contract to join ETC Crimmitschau, a member of Germany's second-tier ice hockey league also known as the 2nd Eishockey-Bundesliga.

Joining him in Germany will be Chris Stewart, a member of the St. Louis Blues and a long-time best friend of Simmonds'.

On August 15 of this off-season, after coming off of a career year of 49 points, Simmonds signed a six-year contract extension with the Flyers that has an AAV of just under $4 million.

Reportedly, Wayne Simmonds will be on a plane heading to Germany some time tomorrow.

Andrew Dintino is the Featured Writer covering the Philadelphia Flyers for Buzz on Broad.

You can follow him on twitter @AndrewD48 for the latest news regarding the Philadelphia Flyers.

With any questions, contact via email: adintino@buzzonbroad.com

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