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44 Kimmo Timonen D
Height/Weight: 5-10/194 | Birthdate: 3/18/1975 | Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland | Team: Chicago Blackhawks | College: None | NHL Experience: 15 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 14/4
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3/22/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI Hawks' Timonen Not Making Impact Yet

Kimmo Timonen

Hawks' Timonen Not Making Impact Yet

News: Kimmo Timonen has zero points and only six shots on goal in his eight games since being acquired by the Blackhawks on Feb. 27.
Analysis: The Blackhawks are taking their time with integrating Kimmo Timonen -- who missed several months while dealing with blood clots -- with the hope that he is back up to full speed for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Timonen had a little more than 13 minutes of ice time Saturday in the Blackhawks' 4-0 loss to the Stars. His minutes have increased in recent games, but Timonen did see a season-low 7:30 ice time Wednesday against the Rangers. While the team's cautious approach should have the 40-year-old fresh for when the games matter most, it's of little use to those in deeper leagues who hoped the move to a contending squad would immediately result in a steady dose of scoring. He's best left sitting on the waiver wire for now.

3/1/2015

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Kimmo Timonen

Hawks' Timonen Expected To Debut Monday

News: Kimmo Timonen (leg) will be on the ice for the first time as a Blackhawk on Monday against the Hurricanes and it will also be his first time skating since April 30, 2014, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen practiced on Sunday after being acquired by the Blackhawks from the Flyers on Friday for two draft picks. It'll be Timonen's first game since last April — blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer cost Timonen all of this season up to this point. Timonen is expected to be rusty for the first few games, but the Blackhawks are hoping that he sparks the back-end of the team's defense for the rest of the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs.

2/27/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Timonen To Start Practicing Sunday With Blackhawks

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will join the Blackhawks on Sunday and participate in practice, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Friday's surprise deal that sent Kimmo Timonen to the Blackhawks for two draft picks will delay his season debut a bit, but after getting in a skate with his new team, he should be ready to play Monday against the Hurricanes. It remains to be seen where exactly coach Joel Quenneville will slot the 39-year-old in his lineup, but the expectation is that he'll pair up with one of the Blackhawks' top two blueliners, Duncan Keith or Brent Seabrook.

2/27/2015

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Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Traded To Blackhawks For Picks

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots in leg) was traded to the Blackhawks on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a 2016 conditional fourth-round draft pick, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: The Flyers made no secret of their desire to trade away Kimmo Timonen to a contending club in what will be his final NHL season, but it was thought that he'd receive at least a one-game sendoff Saturday in front of the Philadelphia fans before a team acquired him. Instead, the Blackhawks, who were apparently satisfied with the Flyers' reports regarding the blueliner's health despite the fact he has yet to play this season due to blood clots, decided to swoop in with the surprise acquisition. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has repeatedly tinkered with his defensive pairings for the last several games, and the addition of Timonen should add yet another interesting wrinkle to those plans. Even as he nears age 40, Timonen still offers plenty of offensive upside on the blue line, and makes for a strong speculative pickup in just about any format with the move to one of the Western Conference's top squads. Expect Timonen to make his season and Blackhawks debut Monday against the Hurricanes.

2/27/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Says He's 'Good To Go' Saturday

News: Kimmo Timonen (leg) said after Thursday's morning skate that he is "good to go" for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: With Kimmo Timonen declaring himself ready, it will now be up to coach Craig Berube to decide whether or not to use him. Timonen has shown no issues with the blood clot in his leg since he resumed skating, so the expectation is that the Flyers will formally activate him from their non-roster injury list. In order to make room for Timonen's return, the Flyers are expected to send Carlo Colaiacovo to AHL Lehigh Valley.

2/25/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Nears Return

News: Kimmo Timonen (leg) indicated that the earliest he will play is Saturday against the Rangers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen, who has been practicing since Feb. 17, is taking things a step at a time, and will thus miss at least two more games. "I feel it's going the right way," Timonen noted in advance of Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes. "I just have to feel I'm 100 percent when I'm out there."

2/23/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Traveling With Team

News: Kimmo Timonen (leg) will travel with the Flyers on their upcoming two-game road trip, but it's no guarantee that he'll be cleared to return Tuesday or Thursday, the Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: He's making progress, as evidence by his return to practice last week, and that he was on the ice Monday while his teammates received a day off. For now, consider his potential activation from IR to be a day-to-day situation, with his season debut seemingly most likely to come Saturday against the Rangers.

2/19/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Puts In Full Practice

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) took part in his first full practice with the Flyers on Wednesday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: The 39-year-old didn't see much contact in his first activity with teammates since the summer, but he should steadily increase his involvement over the next few days. Kimmo Timonen hasn't ruled out a return to action for Tuesday's tilt with the Hurricanes, but the Flyers' games on either Feb. 26 or 28 sound like the more realistic target dates for his season debut. The blueliner did rule out the idea of getting in a conditioning game with AHL Lehigh Valley prior to his return, so it looks like he'll continue to practice with the Flyers until receiving the green light to play.

2/17/2015

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Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen About 10 Days Away From Return

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots), who returned to practice Tuesday, indicated that he still needs about 10 days before he's ready to return to action, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly reports.
Analysis: With that in mind, Baicker suggests that the Flyers' Feb. 28 contest against the Rangers could represent a plausible return target for the veteran blueliner.

2/12/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen To Join Team For Practice Tuesday

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) will begin practicing with the Flyers on Tuesday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen has been limited to skating on his own as he eases his way back into action after he receiving clearance to resume his career earlier this month. The Flyers were initially targeting Feb. 21 for Timonen's season debut, but GM Ron Hextall has since backed away from that return date, suggesting the blueliner would probably need a little more time to get conditioned. With Timonen planning to retire after the season, the Flyers are hoping he can return to action for at least a game or two before the Mar. 2 trade deadline in an effort to showcase himself to a playoff-bound team in need of help on defense.

2/10/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Targeting Pre-Deadline Return

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) is tentatively targeting a return to the lineup Feb. 28 against the Rangers, Randy Miller of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen resumed his rehab activity last Friday and will require a couple more weeks of working out to get back to full strength after being sidelined since August with the blood clots. The Flyers will see how Timonen progresses in his subsequent sessions over the next several days before a return date will be more accurately pinpointed. If Timonen does indeed return before the end of February, it might be enough to convince playoff contenders to make a trade for the 39-year-old in what will mark his last NHL season.

2/6/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Two Weeks Away, At Best

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots), who skated with the Flyers on Friday, believes he is at least two weeks away from returning to game action, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Friday's session was the start of a de facto training camp for Kimmo Timonen, who has been off the ice since August, when he was first diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs and right leg. The clots in his lungs have since dissipated, and while his leg isn't fully cleared of the issue, doctors don't believe Timonen's desire to continue playing will have significant long-term consequences. At this point, it appears the only hurdle in the way for Timonen is simply to get conditioned. Once healthy, the 39-year-old would likely reclaim a top-four role on defense for the Flyers after leading all of the team's blueliners in scoring with 35 points a season ago.

2/5/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen To Pursue Comeback

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) plans to resume skating with the Flyers on Friday, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis: After talking things over with doctors, it appears Kimmo Timonen will attempt to make a comeback from the blood clots in his leg. There's undoubtedly still plenty of risk to Timonen's long-term health with pursuing return to action, so it's not necessarily a lock that he will end up playing this season if he endures complications during his upcoming workouts. Since he's been sidelined since the clots were discovered in August, Timonen will likely require several weeks to get his conditioning up to par, making it difficult to pinpoint a potential timetable for his return.

1/30/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers GM Calls Audible On Timonen's Status

News: Flyers general manager Ron Hextall refuted coach Craig Berube's claims that Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) was set to return later in the season, suggesting a decision on the blueliner's status hasn't been made yet, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Kimmo communicated with us: 'I'm coming back?' I said, 'What do you mean?' He said, 'Well, it's on TV," Hextall said. "Kimmo and myself don't know whether Kimmo is coming back."
Analysis: While Berube never explicitly said Kimmo Timonen would return to action this season, his apparent optimism was enough for media outlets to take the leap and report as much. Hextall's refutation of the story doesn't indicate Timonen won't return this season; the Flyers are simply awaiting more information from doctors regarding the blueliner's test results. A more official announcement on Timonen's status should come before long.

1/29/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Planning On Late-Season Return

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) is preparing for a late-season return, NJ.com reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen has dealt with blood clots in his lungs and right leg, which made retirement a very real possibility. The clots in his lungs are now gone, and while he's still dealing with the issue in his leg, Timonen may be able to play without making a full recovery. It's still unclear when he will resume skating, so a potential return is quite a ways off. It does sound as if Timonen and the Flyers consider his return to be far better than a 50/50 proposition.

1/17/2015

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Still Dealing With Blood Clots

News: Kimmo Timonen's medical checkup with doctors revealed Saturday that he is no longer experiencing blood clots in his lungs, but still is experiencing clots in his legs, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: While the partially good news is better than no good news at all, the fact that Kimmo Timonen still has clotting of any sort will likely prevent him from taking the ice in the near future. The 39-year-old Timonen remains hopeful of keeping his career going, but he'll look to make a final decision on his status after consulting with multiple doctors during a conference call next Wednesday. Timonen was first diagnosed with the blood clots back in August and hasn't practiced with the Flyers since.

12/31/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

CT Scan On Tap For Flyers' Timonen

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots in leg) will have a CT scan at some point in mid-January, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Multiple medical experts will assess Kimmo Timonen's scans to determine whether the blueliner can continue his career, or if the clots will force his retirement. Even if Timonen receives good news on that front, he'll remain at risk for further clotting should he decide to keep playing. Given his advancing age and the life-threatening ramifications at hand, it still seems unlikely that he'll suit up at any point in the second half of this season, and quite possibly, ever again.

9/19/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Unlikely To Play This Season

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) in leg confirmed Thursday that the chances of him playing this season are "really slim," Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Though he didn't announce his retirement as some expected Thursday, Kimmo Timonen acknowledged that the blood clots in his lungs and right leg will keep him out multiple months, putting his career in jeopardy. Timonen will have to wait until January to see if his medical tests reveal any dissipation from the blood clots, but it sounds entirely possible that we've seen the last of the respected defenseman in the NHL. Even in the deepest of leagues, it's tough to justify stashing him on the bench until he returns to health, since it's certainly far from a given that that will happen by the end of the season.

9/11/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Making Apparent Progress

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) plans on playing in the Flyers' benefit golf invitational Sept. 16, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Analysis: Obviously, participating in a golf outing is a far cry from getting back on the ice, but it at least provides an apparent indication that Kimmo Timonen is making progress. However, his condition is still viewed as a long-term concern, and the Flyers seem to be preparing for the upcoming season with the assumption that Timonen won't be available at any point.

8/30/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers Planning On Season Without Timonen (Clots)

News: Kimmo Timonen (blood clots) is back in the U.S. after undergoing treatment in Finland, but the Flyers are planning as though he won't be contributing to the squad this season, reports the Courier-Post.
Analysis: "We haven't had a chance to look at him yet," general manager Ron Hextall said, "but there's something going on there" when asked if Kimmo Timonen was on a regimen of blood thinners like warfarin or herparin. Both drugs are used to prevent clots from developing in the future, but put the patient at risk of bruising and make it hard to get bleeding wounds to clot. Hockey would definitely be off-limits because of the body contact, but Timonen is making good progress.

8/5/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Dealing With Blood Clots

News: Kimmo Timonen is dealing with blood clots in both of his lungs, as well as his right leg, Rogers Sportsnet reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen, at 39 years old, just signed a one-year deal to remain with the Flyers this season; however, given his grave health concerns, the team is unsure about his playing status. The goalie is currently receiving medical treatment in Finland, where we send him out best wishes in overcoming such serious complications.

6/13/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers Ink Timonen To One-Year Deal

News: TImonen signed a one-year deal with the Flyers on Friday, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen played 77 games for the Flyers in 2013-14, scoring six goals and 35 total points. At 39 years old, he's essentially a year-to-year player, and a statistical regression is certainly possible.

4/14/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Gets Goal In Finale

News: Kimmo Timonen tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Analysis: So ends another respectable campaign for the 39-year-old blueliner, who cracked the 30-point plateau for the 12th time in his career. Even if he's slowed down a bit since his prime years with the Predators, Kimmo Timonen figures to remain an effective producer on the offensive end until he decides to retire.

4/3/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen To Play Thursday

News: Kimmo Timonen (upper body) will play Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly reports.
Analysis: Coach Craig Berube noted that while Kimmo Timonen probably could have played Tuesday, the team decided it was best to hold him out for rest purposes if nothing else. Timonen will rejoin Braydon Coburn on the Flyers' top defensive pairing.

4/3/2014

Kimmo Timonen, D, CHI

Kimmo Timonen

Flyers' Timonen Ready To Go

News: Kimmo Timonen (upper body) is slated to play Thursday against the Blue Jackets, Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Analysis: Kimmo Timonen, who took a puck to the chin on Sunday, sat out Tuesday's game against the Blues, but according to head coach Craig Berube, "he'll be ready to go," Thursday against Columbus. The veteran blueliner has 32 points in 71 games for the Flyers to date.