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Flyers GM feels ‘pretty good’ that Timonen will play Saturday

Apr 5, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT

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Philadelphia defenseman Kimmo Timonen will be a game-time decision tomorrow night in Winnipeg when the Flyers try to win their fifth in a row and creep even closer to a playoff position.

“Kimmo hates not playing, so I feel pretty good about his chances of playing tomorrow,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren today, per CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio.

Timonen was hurt during the third period of  yesterday’s 5-3 victory in Toronto and was seen limping around the locker room afterward.

The 38-year-old is one of the Flyers’ most important players, averaging 21:24 of ice time and leading all Philly defensemen with 24 points.

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Holmgren also announced that defenseman Nik Grossmann, who has missed seven games with an upper-body injury, is still day-to-day, while Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion.

Related: Flyers’ playoff chances up to 1 in 4

  1. mclovinhockey - Apr 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    @ related article. So Philly jumps from a 1 in 50 to 1 in 4, Pitt is in, Montreal and Boston have a 100%chance of making the playoffs and is not in yet? What’s with the numbers

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM

      Glad to see Kimmo’s injury is not serious. That man is an absolute warrior. As a side note Couts was a beast last night. Hopefully his slump is over and he can get back to shutting down top lines effectively and creating all kinds of ruckus in the offensive zone.

  2. ronmexicoswartcream - Apr 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Mclovin-go troll your Hens articles…oh no don’t they write those?? Cuz everyone hates the Hens and Crybaby Sid.

  3. hy3rid28 - Apr 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    the flyers entire lineup has been hurt pretty much this year, if there’s 1 player we can’t afford to lose its kimmo… he’s obviously a beast hopefully he can play

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