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 million cap hit. The new deal would obviously assure the soon-to-be 38-year-old remains the Flyers' highest-paid blueliner. “We have had talks but nothing is in place,” general manager Paul Holmgren told on Wednesday night. reported that the deal is done and worth $6 million.