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Kimmo Timonen | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
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Kimmo Timonen vented his frustrations over his lack of playing time.
Timonen has been used sparingly throughout the playoffs, but he only logged 5:15 minutes in the Western Conference Final. He suggested that when he plays that little, it's hard to find a rhythm. "It is tough, but once you go out there you try to do your job as good as possible and not make mistakes," Timonen said. "I don't want to go in there, play five minutes and then make a ton of mistakes. Whatever the role is, I'm going to do it. It's not the best one, and I've never done it before, but I guess I had to play 40 years to see that." Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville could see where Timonen was coming from when it came to a lack of ice time making it more difficult for Timonen to produce when he's on the ice. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll get more playing time though. May 19 - 9:40 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Kimmo Timonen saw just 5:15 of playing time against Anaheim in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final.

That was the least amount of ice time on either team. Timonen has played more than 10 minutes once in his past seven outings. The veteran defenseman hasn't been a factor on the ice at all since he was acquired from Philadelphia.
May 18 - 10:35 AM

The Kimmo Timonen trade has gotten more expensive for Chicago thanks to the team's success.

By winning two playoff rounds with Timonen playing in at least half of the games, the conditional 2016 fourth round pick as part of the trade with the Philadelphia Flyers has been upgraded to a 2016 third rounder. That pick can be upgraded again to a 2016 second rounder if Chicago reaches the Stanley Cup Final. Meanwhile, Philadelphia already owns Chicago's 2015 second-round pick thanks to the same trade.
May 15 - 10:42 AM

Kimmo Timonen is ready for more playing time, but he knows the decision isn't up to him.

"If I get more, I get more. If I don't, I don't. That's my role and I'm happy to do it," he said. "If it's seven, eight, 12 minutes — that's more than I was supposed to play this year anyway. I'll take whatever I get. We're going to the conference finals. The team is playing well. I'm really happy to be part of a winning team." Coach Joel Quenneville said Timonen's minutes will depend on the game, the score and how David Rundblad does after the Blackhawks lost Michal Rozsival for the rest of the playoffs because of a fractured ankle.
May 11 - 12:48 PM

It will be interesting to see if Kimmo Timonen gets more ice time going forward.

Timonen has averaged just 9:25 minutes per game in the 2015 playoffs, but Chicago's defense got thinner when Michal Rozsival suffered a potentially major ankle injury. Timonen only ended up logging 8:25 minutes of ice time on Thursday though, despite the fact that Chicago played a decent chunk of the contest with only five defensemen. So while the injury might be an opening for him, there's no guarantee of that.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 8 - 10:13 AM

Kimmo Timonen (upper body injury) will suit up for Game 1 Wednesday night in Nashville.

Timonen had missed the Blackhawks last three games during the regular season but will dress for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals series. The veteran defenseman adds plenty of postseason experience having played in 87 playoff games. In those 87 games, Timonen has four goals and 31 assists with a plus four rating and 99 penalty minutes.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 15 - 8:08 PM

Kimmo Timonen (upper body) didn't play Tuesday.

He is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. David Rundblad took his spot in the lineup.
Apr 8 - 10:17 AM

Kimmo Timonen left Sunday's game against the St. Louis Blue early following a check from Ryan Reaves 9:29 into the match.

Timonen played just 2:41 and did not contribute to the score sheet. No word yet on the type nor extent of the injury, but we'll keep you posted.
Apr 5 - 8:36 PM

Although Kimmo Timonen hasn't recorded a point yet this season and is only averaging 12:27 minutes per contest, he feels like he's getting better.

Timonen made his season debut on March 2 after spending the majority of the season recovering from blood clots. "First game kind of pulled my groin a little bit," Timonen said. "Next three games were about surviving. But day-by-day I feel like I'm getting better and going on the ice feeling like you can do something. It's been a process and we still got long ways to go." Unfortunately we don't anticipate him having any fantasy value for the remainder of the season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 25 - 6:34 PM

Kimmo Timonen has admitted that he is struggling with his conditioning.

And why wouldn't he? Timonen is turing 40 next week and hadn't played in an NHL hockey game in 10 months before returning to action earlier this month with the Hawks. "It's been hard," Timonen said. "The game's fast, and everything happens fast, and everybody's fighting for the playoffs. It's not like Game 30, when everybody's kind of sluggish. It's all-out now for everybody. So it's been hard. It's going to take time. When I came here, I gave myself 19 games to get in the shape I want to be in when we get to the playoffs. We've still got 15 games to go." We would stay away from Timonen until we see a marked improvement in his conditioning and an increae in his playing time.
Mar 14 - 11:12 AM

Kimmo Timonen has seen his ice time drop each game with Chicago.

He logged 17:29 of ice time against Carolina then 14:49 versus Edmonton and 10:35 against the Rangers. Timonen is still working his way back from not playing all year. "I liked his progress the last two days," coach Joel Quenneville said. "What he was going through initially definitely limited a lot of his movement and he wasn't as comfortable getting involved in the games. It just seems like night-and-day the last couple of days in practices."
Mar 11 - 6:36 PM

Kimmo Timonen did not participate in Chicago's practice on Saturday.

The Hawks played a shootout game against Edmonton on Friday and it's possible that the team is just giving him the day off. It will be interesting to see how Chicago manages the veteran's minutes down the stretch. Timmonen missed most of the season because of blood clots in his legs and lungs.
Mar 7 - 1:27 PM

Kimmo Timonen reiterated that he intends to retire after this season.

He made his long-awaited season debut on Monday night against Carolina. Timonen logged 17:29 of ice time and finished with a minus-1 rating in a 5-2 win over Carolina. The veteran defender may get into coaching when his playing career is done.
Mar 5 - 2:10 PM

Kimmo Timonen will make his Chicago debut Monday night.

He was paired with Brent Seabrook during Sunday's practice. Timonen is eager to get back into game action and play his first game of the year since being sidelined with blood clots. "It's been a long process, six or seven months," Timonen said. "The last couple weeks I've been able to skate and practice, but again, I haven't played a game for a while."
Mar 2 - 10:37 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are likely to insert Kimmo Timonen into their lineup on Monday night.

The 39-year-old hasn't played at all this season because of blood clots in his lung and leg but the Hawks believe he's ready to make his debut. It's hard to say how much he will be able to contribute down the stretch, but the Hawks obviously believe he will have a positive impact on the team.
Mar 1 - 2:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Marcus Kruger
5Teuvo Teravainen
6Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
8Kyle Cumiskey
9Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Antti Raanta