Timonen (blood clots) will have a doctors appointment next week to determine his NHL future.
Timonen has not played yet this season because of blood clots in his right leg and lungs. He will meet with doctors to determine whether or not he will be able to play again. The Flyers could certainly use the veteran blueliner back in their lineup.
Kimmo Timonen is expected to be released from a hospital in Finland sometime on Wednesday after being treated for multiple blood clots in both lungs and his lower right leg.
The Flyers will proceed as if this a “long term” situation, and try to sign a player via free agency or a trade. Timonen is out indefinitely. They are more than $3 million over the NHL salary cap of $69 million for the coming season. “We believe it could be a long-term situation and will continue to evaluate what is out there,” GM Ron Hextall said during a conference call. “If we feel we need to make a move we will and I would suspect there’s a good chance we will.”
The Flyers signed 39-year-old defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year, $2 million dollar contract extension last Friday.
During his seven seasons with the Flyers, Timonen has won five Barry Ashbee trophies as the team’s best defenseman, including the last three in a row. Timonen finished the 2013-14 season with six goals and 29 assists (35 points) in 77 games. In seven years with Philly he has averaged 38.6 points per season, that is including 29 points in 45 games in the lockout shortened season. Despite getting up there in age, Timonen has only missed a total of 21 regular season games in his tenure with the Flyers. He should be a reliable blueliner yet again in 2014-15.
Timonen returned to practice with the Flyers on Wednesday, but skated on the extra pair with Hal Gill. Skating with Gill suggests that the Flyers may elect to give Timonen the night off on Thursday after playing six games with Finland at the Olympics. Monitor his status during Thursday's morning skate. The Flyers D-pairs will be: Meszaros-Streit, Coburn-Grossmann, Gustafsson-L. Schenn.
Timonen missed the last two games with a foot injury, but will return to the lineup toning vs. Colorado. He will play alongside Brayden Coburn and also man the point on the top power-play unit. He has two goals and 17 assists (19 points) in 55 games this season.
Timonen (foot) appears to be back in the Flyers lineup tonight.
Timonen is skating on a regular D-pair with Brayden Coburn and participating with the top-unit in power-play drills, all signs pointing towards him returning. With the Olympics just a few days away, Timonen wants to get a few games in before heading to Sochi to represent Finland for the fourth time. Andrej Meszaros will sit with Timonen coming back.
Timonen (foot) likely won't be available on Thursday.
It appears Timonen will miss his third straight game tomorrow. He is skating as an extra at Flyers' practice this morning which suggests that he won't play. However it is a positive sign that he is on the ice, don't rule him out but he is questionable.
Timonen (foot) is listed as doubtful for tonight's game in San Jose.
Timonen is battling a foot injury that he suffered blocking a shot against the Red Wings last week. Timonen is second on the Flyers in scoring amongst D-men with a two goals and 17 assists (19 points) in 55 games.
The 38-year-old defenseman has two goals and 17 assists in his 55 games this season. The Finnish Olympian had been bothered by a foot injury recently. He left Tuesday’s game against the Detroit in the second period after blocking a shot. The Flyers officially list Timonen as “day-to-day” with a “lower-body” injury. Timonen didn’t practice with the Flyers Friday. Filling in his place is Andrej Meszaros. The 28-year-old Slovakian has four goals and 11 assists in 32 games this season. All 23 games he’s missed have been as a healthy scratch.
Flyers coach Craig Berube said that defenseman Kimmo TImonen would play on Thursday in Anaheim.
Timonen injured his left foot whle blocking a first-period shot during Tuesday’s 5-0 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. He played briefly in the second period, but was then replaced and didn’t return. When asked after Wednesday morning’s practice if Timonen would play Thursday, Berube said, “yes.”