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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 (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. Apr 15 - 8:08 PM

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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.
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

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

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All Positions
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
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Antti Raanta