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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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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

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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

Kimmo Timonen no longer has a blood clot in his lungs, but the clot in his leg still hasn't gone away.

"Kimmo wants to play," said Flyers' GM Ron Hextall. ""If everything checks out right and he wants to play, then he can play. It's going to come down to the risk where we are in the season and all that. He's also got a decision to make too." The blood clots have kept Timonen out of the lineup all season. His status going forward still remains in doubt. There is at least a chance he could make a return.
Jan 17 - 3:59 PM

Kimmo Timonen could have a better idea regarding whether he can play for the Philadelphia Flyers this season within the next 10 days.

He's hoping doctors sign off on him playing sometime during the 2014-15 season after taking a look at the results from blood tests. It's hard to imagine him playing, yet he wants to, so we'll see.
Jan 10 - 1:16 PM

Kimmo Timonen will have his first CT scan since he was diagnosed with blood clots in mid-January.

Timonen hasn't played all season and remains out indefinitely. At this point the question is whether or not he will ever be able to return to the NHL or if his medical condition will lead to his retirement.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:55:00 AM

Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will visit a doctor next month, according to HNIC's Elliotte Friedman.

Timonen has yet to play this season after being diagnosed with blood clots in his right calf and both lungs during the offseason. The 39-year-old still wants to play hockey, so the doctor’s appointment will provide clarity on his situation.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:17:00 PM

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.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:18:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 05:00:00 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.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:42:00 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.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:06:00 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.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:31:00 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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 05:07:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 02:20:00 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.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 06:37:00 PM

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