Skip to content

Lower-body injury sidelines Flyers’ Timonen

Feb 15, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

kimmotimonengetty Getty Images

Defense has already been considered a problem for the Philadelphia Flyers this season, so they must hope that Kimmo Timonen is just dealing with a minor issue.

The go-to blueliner left Friday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a lower-body injury and won’t return, according to the team. It’s too early to tell how severe the problem is.

While some believe he’s lost a few steps at 37, Timonen is still a key piece in Philly. GM Paul Holmgren recently gave him a one-year extension with good reason: he slightly edges Braydon Coburn for the team lead in average time on ice with 22:44 minutes per game.

With Chris Pronger‘s career likely over and Andrej Meszaros on the shelf until late February (at best?), the blueline is already shaky, so we’ll see if they lose an important piece for an extended amount of time.

Latest Posts
  1. Datsyuk scores twice to lead Wings over Flyers

    Nov 26, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    Pavel Datsyuk Pavel Datsyuk

    Returned after missing four games due to injury.

  2. Comeau and Crosby lead Pens over Leafs

    Nov 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EST

    Blake Comeau, Sidney Crosby Blake Comeau, Sidney Crosby

    The Pittsburgh captain reaches point No. 800 in the win.

  3. Video: Bob McKenzie discusses Alec Martinez contract talks

    Nov 26, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

    Alec Martinez Getty Images

    Also touches on Martin St. Louis’ return to Tampa Bay.

  4. Video: Panthers’ Luongo leaves game due to injury (Updated)

    Nov 26, 2014, 9:08 PM EST

    Roberto Luongo Getty Images

    Appeared to hurt his left shoulder. Team calling it an upper body injury.

  5. Video: Jets’ Lowry hits Sabres’ Kaleta from behind

    Nov 26, 2014, 8:42 PM EST

    Patrick Kaleta Getty Images

    The Winnipeg forward was tossed from the game.

  6. Video: Wings’ Weiss continues to roll

    Nov 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    Has the game’s opening goal tonight.

  7. Video: Nash with a high hit on Palat

    Nov 26, 2014, 8:20 PM EST

    Rick Nash Getty Images

    Gets a double-minor on the play.

  8. Video: Stamkos with a beauty for his 15th

    Nov 26, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

    TAMPA, FL - MARCH 17: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning shoots against the Vancouver Canucks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 17, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Getty Images

    Opened the scoring for Tampa Bay.

  9. Video: Bob McKenzie discusses Brodeur’s tryout with St. Louis

    Nov 26, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Martin Brodeur AP

    Expected to join the Blues for practice on Friday.

  10. Chelios calls ex-teammate Shanahan an inexperienced ‘politician’

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:06 PM EST

    Brendan Shanahan,Scott Niedermayer, Geraldine Heaney, Chris Chelios Brendan Shanahan,Scott Niedermayer, Geraldine Heaney, Chris Chelios

    “Anybody can GM, anybody can be a president… whether you’re going to be good at it or not, who knows.”

  11. Garbutt to have hearing for kneeing Hall

    Nov 26, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    GarbuttHallKnee

    Click for video of the incident.

Featured video

Eakins on his way out of Edmonton?

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Datsyuk (2396)
  2. V. Hedman (2323)
  3. S. Crosby (2216)
  4. P. Sharp (2136)
  5. D. Krejci (2005)
  1. B. Marchand (1817)
  2. Z. Chara (1728)
  3. B. Dubinsky (1674)
  4. S. Varlamov (1582)
  5. A. Tanguay (1578)