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Kimmo Timonen | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
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Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) still wants to play hockey.
Timonen was diagnosed with blood clots in his right calf and both lungs in the off-season and has been taking medication ever since to thin his blood. He has a condition that affects his mom and his two brothers as well and will likely need to be on anticoagulent medication the rest of his life. He can lift weights, play tennis etc. but he is unable to play hockey at this time. He will have ultrasounds and CT scans in the New Year and his hockey fate may be determined at that time. Stay tuned. Nov 22 - 10:18 AM

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Kimmo Timonen won't play for months, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

"My desire is I want to play. But the chances of me playing are really slim," said Timonen. "That's a fact. But I'm ready and waiting to see. If there's a little chance there's a safe way for me to step on the ice, then we have a new discussion. But we don't know yet." There was some speculation that he would have to retire after being diagnosed with blood clots in his leg and his lungs, but he isn't ready to call it quits yet and wants to get back to playing.
Sep 18 - 5:00 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) admitted that he's not sure if he'll ever play again.

"Time will only tell that," Timonen said. "It would be very nice if I could play this season, but it is too early to say." Given that he's on blood thinner medication, Timonen expects his recovery to be measured in months and so far he's been limited to light training like jogging. If you're in a standard fantasy league, we can't recommend drafting Timonen.
Sep 16 - 10:42 AM

Flyers coach Craig Berube hasn't ruled out Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) for the entire season.

Philadelphia is expected to provide an update on his status next week. It sounds like the team is leaving the door open for him to return at some point, but they won't rush him back into the lineup.
Sep 11 - 3:06 PM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will be able to take part in the Philadelphia Flyers' benefit golf invitational Sept. 16.

However, he's only been cleared to play golf and it's still uncertain if he will be able to play hockey this season. For what it's worth, the team appears to operating under the assumption that the veteran defender won't play, which is why they signed Michael Del Zotto. Timonen was diagnosed with blood clots last month in his right leg and both lungs. He was tested by the Flyers last week, but the team hasn't commented on his status.
Sep 4 - 10:31 AM

Kimmo Timonen had a blood clot in his left ankle back in 2008 prior to the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh.

He missed the first four games of the series as a result, but he didn't suffer from lingering effects with clotting until now. Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs, which has put his availability in 2014-15 in doubt. His age, medical history and the risk of getting cut on the ice while on blood thinners could make it a long shot for him to continue his career. We should know more about Timonen's status when he returns to Philadelphia in two-to-three weeks.
Aug 6 - 10:08 AM

According to Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall, Kimmo Timonen's blood clots could be a "long term situation."

"I hate to even speculate," Hextall said. "The best I can say is that it could be a long term thing. Can he play at some point next season? I don't have the answer to that. I know he's in stable condition and doing well." He can be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, but he can't travel for up to three weeks. When he can return to Philadelphia, the Flyers doctors will evaluate him and the club will decide how to proceed. Timonen felt pain in his leg and thought he pulled a muscle, so he was very surprised to learn that he had been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs.
Aug 5 - 5:07 PM

Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs, according to a statement from Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

He is being treated back in his home country of Finland and his return is "yet to be determined." We'll pass along more information as it becomes available.
Aug 5 - 2:20 PM

Talking to other players that retired is what convinced Kimmo Timonen that he wanted to extend his career for at least one more year.

Timonen inclued a one-year deal with the Flyers on Friday that could pay him almost $4 million if he hits all his bonuses. "I talked to a lot of people around my age who retired and who kind of hung up their skates before they should have," Timonen said Friday. "I would say if I talked to 15 people, 13 of those people said don't quit if you're not hurt or something doesn't force you to do it. Because you're going to regret that forever. So that was kind of cool to talk to so many people that were saying the same thing: If there's a team that wants you back and you can play, don't retire." Timonen also hasn't won the Stanley Cup yet, but he likes the Flyers' chances in 2014-15.
Jun 13 - 6:37 PM

Kimmo Timonen can earn close to $4 million in 2014-15 if he fulfills the requirements for all his bonuses.

Timonen's base salary will be $2 million though, down from $6 million in 2013-14. If the Flyers are primarily concerned about the short term, then they only need to worry about his base salary as far as their cap projections go. That's because teams are allowed to exceed the cap ceiling if it's due to bonuses. The drawback is that if you do exceed the cap via bonuses, then the difference will count against your ceiling for the following campaign.
Jun 13 - 2:30 PM

Kimmo Timonen has inked a one-year extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Timonen had six goals and 35 points in 77 games in 2013-14. He's 39 years old and we wouldn't be surprised if he regressed a bit more offensively, but he's still one of the Flyers' top blueliners.
Jun 13 - 1:08 PM

Kimmo Timonen is hinting that he could return for one more season.

The 39-year-old defenseman wants to have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup and he could give it a try for one more season. It is unknown whether or not the Flyers will pony up the money necessary to keep the unrestricted free agent to be, as they will be up against the cap but he could go elsewhere as well. Stay tuned.
May 11 - 12:24 PM

The Flyers are hoping veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen decides to return next season.

Timonen was the Flyers' anchor on the blue line again this season but he will turn 40 next season. His lack of footspeed, obvious against a quicker New York team in the first round of the playoffs, was saved only by his hockey sense and positional awareness. Timonen earned $6 million this year. The little Finnish warrior has banked north of $54 million in his career and now needs to decide whether he should play one more year. Will he retire? "I hope not," coach Craig Berube said. "He's still a good player . . . He gave everything he had." Berube hopes not because he knows the Flyers do not currently have the player to replace Timonen on the depth chart.
May 3 - 11:06 AM

Kimmo Timonen might have played in his last NHL game.

Timonen is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had six goals and 35 points in 77 games in 2013-14. Flyers coach Craig Berube said that he hoped Timonen would choose to extend his career, but at the age of 39, he might decide to hang up his skates.
May 2 - 10:32 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to play a more aggressive game against the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

The Rangers have a 3-2 series lead. "We have to get more shots and when we are more aggressive, we create more turnovers," Timonen said on Monday. "We score more. We get more shots on the net. It comes down to being more aggressive. Sometimes you sit back a little too much and you give too much room for the other team. That's not really our game. Our game is skating and forechecking hard and being aggressive. To me, tomorrow we're gonna be home and we have to play our game." Timonen got his first point of the series in Game 5.
Apr 29 - 10:24 AM

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C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Rob Zepp