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Fragile Flyers: Timonen leaves game late with injury

Apr 4, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

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Thursday presented enough bad news for the Philadelphia Flyers in the form of Zac Rinaldo being out indefinitely with high-ankle sprain, but another injury happened during the team’s 5-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kimmo Timonen left the game late in the third period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return.

The aging defenseman was seen limping around the locker room and refused to provide details, according the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi.

This news puts a damper on what would be an unusually chipper day for the Flyers, as their win and a series of other interesting East events left the team just two points out of the East’s eighth playoff spot. While that fact can be a bit misleading since they’re in 11th overall, the New Jersey Devils and Winnipeg Jets are on five-game losing streaks while the New York Rangers face five of their next six games on the road.

Still, you need to take what you can get positivity-wise in a season like this.

If you want a little more, there’s word that Chris Pronger is teaching Luke Schenn some of his trade secrets. That has to be good for something (unless you’re an opponent), right?

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