Timonen, 39, is in his 16th NHL season and that will be all she wrote for the Finnish blue liner. He has 117 goals and 454 assists (652 points)i in 1093 career games. He is on a very good Blackhawks team, giving him a chance to finish his NHL career with a Cup.
Timonen (blood clots) is expected to make his season and Blackhawks debut on Monday.
Timonen has not played all season, but that did not deter the Blackhawks from adding him to their roster on Friday. Timonen is expected to play with Keith Seabrook at even strength and practiced on their top power-play unit on Sunday.
The Blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the Flyers for a 2015 2nd draft pick and a conditional 2016 4th round pick.
Timonen has not played yet this season because of blood-clots, but he was due to make his season debut on Saturday. The 39-year-old scored six goals with 29 assists (35 points) in 77 games a season ago. He is a solid veteran blue liner who can skate, move the puck and score.
Timonen (blood clots) targeting a return for Saturday.
Timonen said that he needs a few more practices before he returns to the lineup. He doesn’t anticipate playing on Tuesday or Thursday, but is hopeful that he will make his season debut on Saturday vs. the Rangers.
Timonen (blood clots) will skate with teammates for the first time on Tuesday.
Timonen, who has not played yet this season, has been skating on his own since February 6th, but will participate in the Flyers morning skate on Tuesday. This is a huge step for Timonen, who could be back in the lineup in late-February or early-March.
Timonen (blood clots) will resume skating on Friday.
Timonen, 39, has not played since being diagnosed with blood clots in his leg and lungs in August. Timonen said his plan was to skate on his own for seven to 10 days, and if that goes well, join the Flyers for practice.If Timonen can return, it would be a huge boost for the Flyers blue line, he had 35 points (6G / 29A) in 77 games a season ago.
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.