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Kimmo Timonen | Defenseman

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
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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

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Newly-acquired Kimmo Timonen could play a key role with the Blackhawks down the stretch.

The Hawks have been riddled with injuries on their blueline. Johnny Oduya and Trevor van Riemsdyk are out in the short-term and Michal Roszival has lost his effectiveness. Enter the 40-year-old Timonen. Once he is cleared to play (blood clots), and that could come as early as Monday, he will play a prominent role in a five-on-five role as well as on the Hawks' second power play. Consider picking him up next week.
Feb 28 - 12:00 PM

Kimmo Timonen could make his seasonal and Blackhawks debut as early as Monday against Carolina, if he's ready.

It was originally thought that Timonen would debut with the Flyers on Saturday against the NY Rangers, mostly as a possible showcase ahead of Monday's trade deadline. The Blackhawks don't play again until Monday however, so he'll have a few additional days of practice to utilize first.
Feb 27 - 11:51 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2015 second round draft pick, and a 2016 conditional fourth round draft pick.

The soon-to-be 40 year old defender has yet to play this season due to blood clots, but apparently is healthy enough for the Blackhawks to roll the dice on him. They'll take on what remains of his $2 million cap hit. In 77 games last season for the Flyers, Timonen had six goals, 35 points, 32 PIMs, 75 hits, 112 blocks, and 152 shots on goal.
Feb 27 - 8:10 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will travel with the Flyers on their upcoming two-game road trip.

Timonen still isn't likely to return on Tuesday or Thursday though. Odds are Timonen will be back on Saturday, but at this point he's day-to-day.
Feb 23 - 6:40 PM

Flyers general manager Ron Hextal doesn't expect Kimmo Timonen to play before next Saturday.

Timonen hasn't played a game this season because of blood clots in his leg and lungs. At 39-years-old, it's hard to tell what kind of impact Timonen will have on the Flyers roster. Don't expect him to make a huge offensive contribution down the stretch.
Feb 22 - 12:45 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) practiced with his teammates for the first time on Wednesday.

"It was good getting a good practice in, to be a part of the boys, and have a really hard skate at the end," Timonen said. "I feel good, but we'll see tomorrow. That was a heavy skate, so if I'm really sore tomorrow, that's a sign it's still going to take time. But if I feel good tomorrow, it's going the right way." He could be ready to play by next Tuesday, but that may be too soon.
Feb 18 - 3:56 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) thinks he'll be able to return in seven to 10 days.

That seems like a short timetable given that he's just now starting to skate with the Flyers after missing more than half of the season, but then again, there's not a ton of time left in 2014-15. He might end up being traded by the Flyers as the team is more focused on the future then their current playoff run. With that in mind, if he sticks to this timetable, he'll be making his return prior to the deadline.
Feb 17 - 12:15 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will take part in his first full practice Wednesday after he skates with the team on Tuesday.

Timonen was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and legs during the off-season and currently he has none left in his lungs while the one in his leg is chronic and not moving so there is no danger in playing. Consider Timonen day-to-day for now.
Feb 15 - 9:45 AM

Kimmo Timonen, who is trying to work himself back from blood clots, skated by himself on Thursday.

He might take part in Philadelphia's morning skate on Tuesday. GM Ron Hextall thinks a return on Feb. 21 isn't likely. "I personally think it's too early, but it's going to be we’ll see how Kimmo feels," Hextall said. "I guess for me, from where I'm looking right now, I would probably suggest that's not good for Kimmo or for us, at least at this point. I'd question whether he's had enough practice by then to get back into a game given the length of his layoff."
Feb 12 - 4:20 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) could return to action as early as February 21.

Timonen was back on the ice for the first time this season as the blood clots were discovered in his lungs and legs in the off-season. Medication has helped rid Timonen of the clots in his lung and apparently the one in his leg is 'chronic' and is not moving. "The clot is inside the skin," he said, sitting at his locker, moving his hands in a circular motion in the shape of a ball. "There's like a scar tissue over it, so it can't move. It's almost like a nut inside a hard shell. It's not actually in the bloodstream." Timonen thinks he can start practicing on Feb. 16 and will need four-five practices to be able to return to the lineup. We at Rotoworld are rooting for the 39-year-old.
Feb 7 - 10:04 AM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) is hoping to play in about two weeks.

He resumed skating on Friday and will skate on his own for a week before resuming practices. "I feel like I'm in good shape, but skating shape is a little different, so that's why we always have a training camp to get in skating shape," Timonen said.
Feb 6 - 5:55 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will attempt to come back this season.

The 39-year-old will skate with the Flyers during Friday's practice. Timonen has yet to play this year because of the clots in his leg and lung. Some doctors are concerned that this isn't the best move for him. More information should be made available soon.
Source: Philly.com
Feb 5 - 7:55 PM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall thinks there could be definitive news regarding Kimmo Timonen in the coming days.

Timonen might still return before the end of the season. At this point the Flyers are a long shot to make the playoffs and Hextall suggested that their position will be a factor. However, Timonen returning would at least give him the opportunity to retire on a positive note, should he chose to hang up his skates this summer.
Jan 29 - 9:48 AM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) hasn't been ruled out of returning to the lineup yet this season.

"There's a lot of gray area with this whole thing," GM Ron Hextall said. "There's a lot of questions to be asked here and we just want to make sure we're turning over every stone to get every piece of information to make sure we're making the right decision." He still has a lingering clot in his leg, but his lungs appear to be clear. Timonen and doctors will go over the risks and he'll receive a recommendation, which the Flyers intend to honor.
Jan 22 - 6:12 PM

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