Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 11/16/14

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 14: Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers warms up before playing the Buffalo Sabres on November 14, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) 38 is the new 28. Or so the Philadelphia Flyers hope. With top defenseman Kimmo Timonen scheduled to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2012-13 NHL season, the Flyers have acted to lock up their alternate captain. First reported by Eklund of HockeyBuzz.com and confirmed by Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, the Flyers have agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with Timonen, keeping him in a Flyers uniform through the 2013-14. Timonen, who has one goal and four assists in ten games thus far this season, will turn 38 years old on March 18. But despite a noticeable decrease in his mobility, Timonen’s offensive stats have barely decreased since his first season in Philadelphia. In 2007-08, Timonen scored 44 points (8 goals, 36 assists) in 80 games; in 2012-13, Timonen scored 43 points (4 goals, 39 assists) in 76 games. Since the concussion suffered by Chris Pronger in December 2012, Timonen has functioned as Philadelphi...
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Clint Trickett retires due to concussions, hid two

Drew Stanton likely out for the year, postseason included

Byron Scott: ‘Idiots’ think Lakers are better team without Kobe

Undrafted QB Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start

Report: Alex Smith out week 17 with lacerated spleen

Belichick: Garoppolo has better understanding of NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

Curt Schilling gives Johnny Manziel advice on Twitter

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut with Texans?

Mets star David Wright reaches out to sons of slain NYPD officer

WATCH: Craig Sager is touched by outpouring of support during leukemia fight

Hiroki Kuroda returns to Japan, ditches Yankees

Kevin Garnett: ‘very weird’ to see Celtics without Rajon Rondo

Report: New Jersey Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

Mark Richt confirms Todd Gurley will leave UGA for NFL

Frank Gore: Colin Kaepernick is 'not broke'

The story of Morgan Bulkeley and birth of National League

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things the world learned about the NBA on Christmas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

The year’s 10 most notable sports media stories

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Five breakout stars in 2014

The 2014 NFL All-Help Offense

Five things learned about NBA on X-Mas

What if Bear Bryant coached in the NFL?

Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks are dying

The last time the Lions won in Green Bay

Year's most notable sports media stories

'Roberto Gronkowski wishes fans Feliz Navidad

Are the Seahawks back on track?

Wright reaches out to slain officer's sons

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.