KIMMO TIMONEN NEWS

Timonen headed to U.S., will see Flyers doctor

For as helpless as Flyers GM Ron Hextall felt at the beginning of the month when he found out his best defenseman was stuck in another country with blood clots in his leg and both lungs, he was much more subdued Tuesday. That’s because Kimmo Timonen was en route back to the United States after he learned of the scary diagnosis a couple weeks earlier in his native Finland. Doctors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance Of Kimmo Timonen

When the Philadelphia Flyers’ late-game comeback attempt came up short in Game 7 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals first-round playoff match-up against the rival New York Rangers, Kimmo Timonen was there. He was older and slower and less effective than he has been over the course of his quietly brilliant career, but he […] The post Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sizing up Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Philadelphia Flyers

With a few weeks until NHL training camps open, we're winding our way through the divisional opponents that the Columbus Blue Jackets will face in the upcoming season. Each has their pros and cons heading into the 2014-15 season. Where will they eventually end up when the music stops on the regular season and there are only a finite number of chairs left for the playoff dance...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael Del Zotto, who is an offensive-minded defenseman like the 38-year-old Timonen, signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers Blue Line

On Tuesday, the Flyers front office revealed that Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Though stable. and likely to be released from the hospital soon, Kimmo’s playing career may be in jeopardy. Its unclear when he will return to the Flyers if at all. Losing Kimmo’s contributions is […] The post Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Create Some ‘Flyers Tank for Connor McDavid’ Slogans

The Flyers received devastating news yesterday that defensive stalwart Kimmo Timonen was in the hospital with blood clots in BOTH lungs (and his leg) which puts his season, and by proxy his career, in jeopardy.  Obviously, Timonen’s health is his primary concern and a return to hockey should be the furthest thing from his mind right now. […] The post Let’s Create Some ...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers News: Del Zotto to Replace Timonen

Well, that was fast for Flyers fans. But it must've been an eternity for Michael Del Zotto.#480754565 / gettyimages.comThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they had agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.3M with 24 year old defenseman Michael Del Zotto. The signing came on the heels of a report that veteran blueliner and assistant captain Kimmo Timonen had...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Del Zotto Signs With Flyers

If you’re a Rangers fan who hated Michael Del Zotto, you’re REALLY going to hate him now as the Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed the former Blueshirt defenseman to a one-year deal. Darren Dreger at TSN reports the deal is worth $1.3 million. Earlier this offseason, the Nashville Predators decided not to extend a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent Del...
Via NY Rangers Blog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sign D-man Michael Del Zotto

In the wake of Kimmo Timonen's injury, the Flyers had to get active. Ron Hextall said he would rather go after a veteran free agent or find a defenseman through a trade than promote a young player to a major role so early in a career. Lucky for Hextall, there was a good back-up plan still on the market. The Flyers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year deal worth...
Via Flyerdelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timonen hospitalized with blood clots, hockey career in jeopardy

Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography The Flyers had recently linked the aging but durable fan favorite on the blue line for another season. Kimmo Timonen had always talked about possibly retired but strived for a Stanley Cup title. He wanted to be a winner and to win in Philadelphia, so he returned for the 2014-15 season with high expectations. That season, and any hockey future, are...
Via Flyerdelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen Diagnosed With Blood Clots, On-Ice Future Uncertain

Kimmo Timonen’s NHL career appears to be in jeopardy. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman  has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, the team revealed Tuesday. According to the club, Timmonen is being treated in his home country of Finland, and there’s no timetable for a potential return. The 39-year-old signed a one-year contract in June...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Being Treated For Blood Clots

via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs. Kimmo is currently being treated for this disorder back in his home country of Finland. His return to play is yet to be determined.
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending June 22nd

  #459437841 / gettyimages.com June 18, 2007 Back in June of 2007, the Flyers' brass made a trade with the Nashville Predators that is still paying dividends as they head into the 2014-15 NHL season. The Flyers traded a previously obtained 1st-round pick back to them in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen and left winger Scott Hartnell. As it was reported this week on...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Timonen signs cap-friendly deal

Whether it was a bike ride or a long run in the weeks after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Kimmo Timonen looked himself in the mirror afterward hoping to get the answer to more than just a workout: Does he still have it? In the first couple weeks after the season ended in the first round of the postseason, the 39-year-old defenseman was leaning pretty heavily toward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Says Stay: Timonen Will Return To Flyers For One More Year

  Looks like the old dog isn’t ready to roll over just yet. After making it known he had inclinations toward retirement during last season’s run in Philly, Kimmo Timonen, the steadiest defender the Flyers have had the last several seasons and multiple time All Star had a decided change of heart. New Flyers GM Ron Hextall and Timonen agreed to a 1 year deal, the details of which...
Via Total Sports Live
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers ink Kimmo Timonen for one more year

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) “I’ve been thinking about this a long time, and I’m going to take a few weeks here and see how I feel. I feel, like injury-wise, I’m in pretty good shape. It’s not like I can say I ‘okay I have to go do this surgery’ and that kind of stuff, but I’m going to take my time here and see. You have to be motivated to work out, get into shape...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo's Back: Timonen to return to Flyers in 2014-15

The Flyers announced on Friday that defenseman Kimmo Timonen would return for the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) One of the biggest questions on the Flyers blue line for next season was Kimmo Timonen. Would the 39-year-old defenseman lace up his skates for the Flyers one more time. Timonen signed a one-year contract extension on Friday, returning to the Flyers...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Signs A One-Year Extension With The Philadelphia Flyers

from the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 5-10, 194-lb D Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Timonen, 39 (3/18/1975), will return for his eighth season with the Flyers. He was acquired from the Nashville Predators along with Scott Hartnell in exchange for Nashville’s first-round pick in the 2007...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Would a Timonen return make sense for Flyers?

The Flyers want to re-sign 39-year-old Kimmo Timonen, and though the veteran defenseman is considering retirement, he hinted he wants to come back for one last chance to win a Stanley Cup. But as new general manager Ron Hextall examines his needs and his team's precarious salary-cap situation, the question he faces is this: Are the Flyers better off going with a cheaper defenseman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Kimmo Timonen pick retirement or Flyers?

Kimmo Timonen has been thinking about it for a while. It was on his mind long before the Flyers clinched a playoff spot, and long before the New York Rangers cut his season short. The veteran defenseman’s contract, a one-year deal worth $6 million that he signed after last year’s lockout-shortened season, is up. He’s now at a crossroads, forced to choose whether to return...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Net May 2, 2014: Flyers season over as they lose 2-1 at MSG; Will Kimmo return?

  Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today we look back at game 7 and ahead to the offseason. Will Kimmo Timonen be back for one more season? Mason great in loss The Flyers lost the series but found something else. A true #1 goalie. [Philly.com-Marc Narducci] [Philly.com-Bernie Parent] Timmo...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday (4/15/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen says Rangers will be favored Bergen Record - If Canucks fire Tortorella, he might not get another chance to be a head coach New York Post –  J.T. Miller back with Blueshirts New York Post –  Lundqvist: ‘I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs’ New York Post –  Vegas starts Rangers at 20-1 to win Stanley Cup...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Timonen returns, ready for 'playoff mode'

The Philadelphia Flyers will have one of their most important players back in the lineup when defenseman Kimmo Timonen returns Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Timonen sat out Philadelphia's 1-0 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with an upper-body injury after being hit in the chin by a puck in their shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St. Louis when the Flyers face the Blues. Timonen, who was struck by a puck on the chin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Weekend Sweep Of The Penguins More Than Just Four Points

from Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News, The in-their-heads question was asked a few times after the game. I don't think that's it. The Penguins have a lot of injuries these days, and the Flyers get full marks for taking advantage of them. Yes, they still have Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and that should win them a lot of games, but they are nicked and they know...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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