All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen was happy to be back in the Flyers lineup, happy to participate in a victory.

His game?

Well, after missing five in a row to help heal up nagging injuries, Timonen noticed a little rust.

"Well, I haven't skated for seven days, which is quite a long time during the season," Timonen said after getting 19:04 of ice time Tuesday night in the Flyers' 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Had it entirely been Timonen's call, the sixth-longest ironman streak in Flyers history still would be ongoing.

It wasn't.