Kimmo Timonen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kimmo Timonen touched by Flyers' retirement tribute

    CSN Philly "The fans were chanting, “Kimmo, Kimmo” as former Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen emerged from the players' tunnel onto the ice. “I wanted to take my jacket off and raise my hands really high, but I’m not that flexible anymore,” Timonen laughed, meeting with the media between periods of his..." October 15

  • Ron Hextall: I'll talk with Kimmo Timonen about a job

    CSN Philly "At last, former Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen finally won the Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks edged the Lightning, 2-0, in Game 6 on Monday night to win their third title in six years. Timonen played just 3:39, but captain Jonathan Toews handed him the Stanley Cup. The 40-year-old is going out..." June 17

  • Timonen caps career with first championship "Kimmo Timonen's past opportunities to experience the thrill of winning a championship didn't turn out the way he wanted. This one erased all the other disappointments. "I've been in every final there is in the hockey world but I haven't won anything," Timonen said shortly before the Chicago..." June 16

  • Veteran defenceman Kimmo Timonen in for Blackhawks in Game 4 of Cup final

    Regina Leader Post "Every time Kimmo Timonen walks into the Chicago Blackhawks' practice facility, a photo of Patrick Kane celebrating reminds him of the closest he ever got to winning the Stanley Cup. Five years after being a key piece of the Philadelphia Flyers team that lost to Chicago in the Cup final, Timonen..." June 10

  • Flyers trade Kimmo Timonen to Blackhawks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kimmo Timonen‘s return to game action for the Philadelphia Flyers was put into question earlier Friday, and now we know why. The Flyers, later in the day, traded the 39-year-old veteran blue liner, who has yet to play a game this season due to blood clots, to the Chicago Blackhawks. “We’ve..." February 28

  • Kimmo Timonen cleared for contact, returns to practice with Flyers

    Courier-Post "One by one the Flyers started tapping their sticks as they skated in circles for their morning skate. While all of the skaters were wearing orange or black uniforms, the last player on the ice marched out in a grey uniform and two strides in he raised his arms in celebration as if he'd scored a..." February 18

  • Flyers' Kimmo Timonen addresses potential trade situation

    Courier-Post "The Flyers' apprehension about Kimmo Timonen's return from blood clots was pretty obvious Tuesday as the aging blueliner skated in circles on the practice rink while the rest of the team was in Montreal. Not the usual one, but four emergency medical servicemen were observing him from the other..." February 11

  • Flyers' Kimmo Timonen to attempt risky comeback from blood clots

    Newark Star-Ledger "Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen refused to give up hope of ending his career on his terms when there appeared to be none. It was just last August that his planned one last shot at winning a Stanley Cup at age 39 seemingly was shot dead. During a family vacation back to his native Finland,..." February 06

  • Flyers' Kimmo Timonen return appears set: Craig Berube 'excited for him coming back'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It appears that Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is going to return from his career-threatening illness, after all. Almost six months after blood clots were discovered in Timonen's lungs and right calf, the four-time All-Star is preparing for a late-season comeback to the Flyers for what will be..." January 29

  • Ron Hextall: Kimmo Timonen's progress 'moving along'

    CSN Philly "It’s beginning to look as though Kimmo Timonen may get medical clearance from the Flyers to join the club this season. For the first time, general manager Ron Hextall sounded optimistic and positive about his defenseman’s situation. Timonen has been sidelined all season with blood clots in..." January 29

  • Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

    CBS Sports "In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all,..." September 19

  • Timonen headed to U.S., will see Flyers doctor

    Courier-Post "For as helpless as Flyers GM Ron Hextall felt at the beginning of the month when he found out his best defenseman was stuck in another country with blood clots in his leg and both lungs, he was much more subdued Tuesday. That’s because Kimmo Timonen was en route back to the United States after..." August 27

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    #Flyers D Kimmo Timonen diagnosed with blood clots in right leg and both lungs, team says return to play TBD.

  • Flyers’ Timonen signs cap-friendly deal

    Courier-Post "Whether it was a bike ride or a long run in the weeks after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Kimmo Timonen looked himself in the mirror afterward hoping to get the answer to more than just a workout: Does he still have it? In the first couple weeks after the season ended in the..." June 14

  • Flyers' Timonen returns, ready for 'playoff mode' "The Philadelphia Flyers will have one of their most important players back in the lineup when defenseman Kimmo Timonen returns Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Timonen sat out Philadelphia's 1-0 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with an upper-body injury after being hit..." April 03

  • Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

    CSN Philly "When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St...." April 01

  • Timonen returns to practice after 5 days off

    CSN Philly "After five full days off, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen returned to the ice on Wednesday at Skate Zone to test his ailing left foot. “Felt pretty good,” he said with a smile. “First full practice in six days. We’ll see how it feels tonight and tomorrow and go from there.” The Flyers host..." February 06

  • Timonen questionable for Monday vs. Sharks

    CSN Philly "It takes a considerable amount of pain to keep someone such as Kimmo Timonen out of the lineup. The Flyers' defenseman, who had an “Iron Man” streak going a while ago, missed his first game of the season Saturday in Los Angeles with an aching left foot. He was hit by a puck while blocking..." February 03

  • Will demotion light a fire under Timonen?

    CSN Philly "Kimmo Timonen was embarrassed and angry. Embarrassed at himself. Angry at coach Craig Berube. For the first time in his Flyers career he’s been demoted from the top power-play unit to the leading D-man on the second unit as the Flyers prepare to face the Rangers on Thursday (see story)...." October 24

  • Flyers' Timonen finished for season "And then there was one. Warrior Kimmo Timonen has joined the Flyers’ list of walking wounded. Now, Luke Schenn will be the Flyers’ only opening day defenseman to finish the season in the lineup during this forgettable, 97-day season. The Flyers announced Tuesday that Timonen will miss the..." April 23

  • Timonen: Flyers 'can control our destiny'

    CSN Philly "Five games at home. Five chances for the Flyers to save their season and put themselves in playoff contention. And as coach Peter Laviolette would tell you, can’t play all five at once. So what’s the message from the Flyers' leadership group to the dressing room with the eighth-seeded..." March 26

  • On his 38th birthday, Timonen set to play 1,000th game

    CSN Philly "Tonight in Tampa, defenseman Kimmo Timonen will become the 282nd NHL player to play in 1,000 games. But on Sunday afternoon, after the Flyers held a rather lengthy, high-intensity practice at Skate Zone, Timonen declined to discuss the milestone. He didn’t want to jinx it, he..." March 18

  • Timonen excited about upcoming milestone

    Courier-Post "Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen usually is all business on and off the ice. Talk to him about what’s wrong with the Flyers, you’ll get an honest answer. Mention his personal achievements, you usually don’t get much response. Wednesday was an exception. Asked if he realizes he’s on the..." March 14

  • Timonen suffers lower-body injury in Flyers' loss

    CSN Philly "A loss to a division rival is bad enough, but the other loss suffered by the Flyers Friday against the New Jersey Devils might be even worse. Kimmo Timonen did not return to the ice for the third period of the Flyers’ eventual 5-3 defeat. General manager Paul Holmgren said the veteran..." February 16

  • Flyers close to extension with Timonen

    CSN Philly "The Flyers are close to re-signing veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year, $6 million contract extension, according to league sources. An announcement is expected before the end of the week. Timonen is in the final year of a six-year, $37.8 million contract which had a $6.33..." February 07

  • Kimmo Timonen contract extension near

    Broad Street Hockey "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..." February 07

  • Timonen's birthday goal sparks Flyers' rally

    CSN Philly "Kimmo Timonen, the resident old man on the blue line these days, celebrated his 37th birthday Sunday with a huge goal that ignited a third-period comeback in the Flyers 3-2 overtime win against the Penguins. "It was a pretty nice atmosphere at the end there," Timonen said. "My legs may be..." March 19

  • Timonen: Bryz playing well because he's happy

    CSN Philly "We've heard a lot of different things lately as to why and how Ilya Bryzgalov has been able to turn his season around in recent weeks. Kimmo Timonen, who until Tuesday night had been an observer for five games while he nursed a back injury, thinks he knows why Bryzgalov's season is..." March 14

  • Timonen happy to get back on the ice

    Courier-Post "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..." March 14

  • Kimmo calls out Flyers after yet another loss to Rangers

    Courier-Post "The look on Kimmo Timonen's face was one of disgust. His voice had a tone of anger. His words were filled with finger-pointing honesty. The Flyers losing yet again to the New York Rangers on Saturday wasn't what really had the All-Star defenseman fed up. His biggest issue was with the..." February 12

  • All-Star weekend a family affair for Timonen

    CSN Philly "Kimmo Timonen wasn't sure he was going to come to this All-Star Game, but his 12-year-old son, Samuel, insisted he had to. Sunday, Samuel was on the bench with his dad during Team Chara's 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson (see recap). "Not many hockey players can do that, actually,"..." January 30

  • Flyers chosen for opposing sides in ASG

    CSN Philly "They were chirping at each on Twitter and live across the tables in their holding pen during the All-Star Player Fantasy Draft. So, when Claude Giroux was taken by Team Alfredsson with the fourth pick he Tweeted he was hoping Flyer linemate Scott Hartnell would be the last player selected so..." January 27

  • Timonen enjoying his Nashville homecoming

    CSN Philly "Flyers All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen had a bit of a homecoming on Friday morning in Nashville when he arrived at Bridgestone Arena. He chatted with old friends, including his former coach here, Barry Trotz. "In five years, this is only my second time back," Timonen said. "It..." January 14

  • Timonen making an impact on offense

    CSN Philly "It doesn't get noticed very often, perhaps because he hasn't scored a goal this season, but Kimmo Timonen had a strong offensive performance Friday night in Anaheim. Sometimes, it's what you do with the puck before someone else scores that pays dividends. The Flyers veteran..." December 04

  • Timonen banged up in Flyers' defeat to Caps

    CSN Philly "A blocked shot. A close call. And a possible injury. That's what happened in the second period of Thursday's 5-2 blowout loss by the Flyers to the Washington Capitals when Kimmo Timonen caught a puck off his right hand during a Caps' power play. Though he returned to action, he also..." October 21