As first reported by .... uh, Eklund ... and confirmed later by various media outlets, the Flyers are prepared to sign Kimmo Timonen to a new one-year deal for the 2013-14 season. It'll be worth $6 million.

Personally, I probably would have waited at least another month or two to see whether or not the 37-year-old lasts through this shortened season, but it's hard to find much room to complain when the Flyers are locking up a guy like Kimmo for another year. Even at his age and with the amount of time he plays, he's still bene up to speed so far this season and has still been the dependable hand he's always been on the blueline.