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Flyers’ Timonen (fractured foot) done for year

Apr 23, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

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On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that veteran blueliner Kimmo Timonen had suffered a compression fracture in his right foot, and will miss the remainder of the regular season.

Recovery time is expected to be 4-5 weeks.

With the injury, Timonen, 38, now joins an absolutely massive list of Flyers defensemen lost to injury this season.

Chris Pronger has missed the entire year while recovering from a concussion, Andrej Meszaros missed 32 games with shoulder and back ailments, Nicklas Grossmann missed 13 with a concussion and Braydon Coburn missed 10 with a separated shoulder.

(All games missed figures as of Apr. 19.)

Oh yeah, Kent Huskins also has a concussion.

NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman notes that, of the seven defensemen on Philly’s opening night roster, only two were able to survive the entire year — Luke Schenn and Kurtis Foster.

Thankfully for the Flyers, Timonen’s tenure with the club won’t end with this compression fracture. He signed a one-year, $6 million extension with the team in February, ensuring he’ll be back for the 2013-14 campaign.

  1. President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    retire

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      For all your Kimmo bashing the dude still had 29 points. Top-5 in the entire NHL among dmen. On top of that he’s an excellent leader and saavy defender. The old man can still play at a high level no matter how many steps he’s lost.

      • coronakid76 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        But that is the problem. He lost a few steps there which 9 outta 10 times leads to a dumb penalty for Hooking, holding, tripping….etc. etc. etc. Gonna have to pair him up with a speed guy next year (Gustafsson, Manning,)……Sad state the flyers D was this year.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:53 PM

        Good point corona……….rest him every other game and hope for the best

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Unbelievable. I mean it doesn’t really matter since there’s only a few games left but karma better lead us to be the healthiest team in the league next year. 8 defensemen lost for the season… that’s insane. Luke Schenn is the only one left standing from the projected top-6. Atleast the entire Phantoms blueline gets NHL experience.

  3. bru308 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    In related news, the entire Philadelphia Flyers team will be done for the season in just a few days time.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      This is true…not that it takes a rocket scientist to figure out that this team is lacking: Blue line help, need to get bigger in general, a sniper goal scorer AND as always….wait for it……goaltending…..

  4. puckhead70 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Kimmo say it ain’t so. This guys a warrior. Plays through pain every night. That being said with his speed on the decline he probably needs to drop down to third pairing next year to cut down on the minutes. Besides a more rested Timonen will be of greater value next year teaching Seth Jones after we win the lotto. Our prize for not making the playoffs.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      If you won the lotto then at least you’d have won at losing. But the idea of Philly getting a Seth Jones, or any high draft pick, then doing the Philly thing of not letting them develop at ALL, throwing them into a line up at the NHL level and expecting results, then booing the ever-loving sh*t out of the kid whenever he goes through growing pains…I’m going to cheer against that. Hate to see talent wasted. Hoping Couturier can bounce back from that treatment next year.

      • ju8686 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM

        Never going to happen. Old man Eddie is too desperate for another cup before he kicks … That’s been the main problem with this team.

        Couturier will get traded in the summer for an aging player the Flyers management fell in love with 8 years ago in his prime to make room for Laughton.

        I really hope that the Flyers don’t get Jones. He’s not a banger and will be labeled as soft by the meathead sect that still thinks you win like you did in the 70s. Remember Lindros is still hated because his family was mad that the team called him out for not flying (and/or playing) with a collapsed lung.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        What are you talkning about?? Cooter was not boo’d out of the building. If anything 95% of the fan base and management realize that Cooter is going to be a stud in a few years and he is going no where. He is finishing strong this year and I see a strong season from him next year. There will be some turnover with the club this summer no doubt and for good reason but Cooter is part of the core ans is gong nowhere…..So Malky baby can look forward to having to deal with him….unless he wants to weild his stick like a tomahawk agian (oops….sorry not supposed to bring up last years playoffs).

        As far as Timmo goes…..ANY team would welcome him with open arms. He is nothing but class and sportsmanship I for one am happy to have him back for as long as he wants to lace them up…

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        This falls into the stereotypical misconception of Philly fans. We boo players when it’s warranted (some idiots boo everything). Couturier struggled but he was still putting out effort, and we could all see that. When a talented player isn’t producing and he isn’t attempting to get better, or he acts like he doesn’t care, that is when Philly fans give him hell. I went to a bunch of games this season and Couturier was always supported. Even Bryz gets a lot of support at Wells Fargo (unless he lets in a few horrendous goals). It’s a blue collar town and so we look for effort. If you work hard you’ll be loved. That’s why so many athletes choose to stay in the area when they retire.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        We got results when he made Herman Munster, the reigning MVP look like a pond hockey player last year. Don’t you worry your little fanboy head, Mmmkay. Couts will be back to form in no time, as evidenced by the last few games. You just worry about your Cluck Cluck Hens next first round exit.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

        Awww, Broadstreet…I missed you like an idiot misses the point.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        As usual, you are the idiot to of my point. Thanks for playing sweet cheeks.

  5. Stiller43 - Apr 23, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    Can we quit with the pronger stuff? For all intents and purposes, he’s no longer a flyer.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      It’s a shame……seeing these guys suffer so bad with post-concussion symptoms. Primeau…Pronger…LaFontaine…..there lives will never be the same……I wouldn’t wish that on ANY player man.

  6. mclovinhockey - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    1 of the top 9 D remains for Philly

  7. mclovinhockey - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    President Charles Logan, once again with a comment to make you seem like you know nothing about this sport.

    Last time timonen broke his foot he put on a Kevlar skate and kept playing. The guy is a monster, and even after losing a step he would still be a top 4 on any team in the league and is one of the best all around D in the league. If you think a broken foot will make this guy retire you are clearly on something.

    • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      he’s old , slow and injury prone, not saying he wasnt effective from time to time this past season but in the big picture ahead , he’ll wind up just another long term injury casualty .. book it

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        Yep….and Shero would LOVE to have him for their upcoming playoff run……Chucky baby…

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        Injury-prone?? Kimmo plays through EVERYTHING. He hasn’t been healthy the entire time he’s been in Philly and he still rarely misses a game. And speed is not everything. Timonen is so smart that 95% of the time he contains players way faster than him because he uses angles as well as anyone in the game. He plays in all situations (PK, PP, 5-on-5) and it could be argued he’s the Flyers most valuable player. And you can’t argue with his offensive production. I know you like to play devils advocate but Timonen is still an excellent defender and he’s as tough as anyone.

    • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      its time to let go with this group of core players you’ve assembled for the past 5 years …, guys like coburn, briere, timonen… its not working , how hard is that to realize?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        I don’t think you’d get an argument from most Flyers fans about Briere and Coburn, but Timonen is one of the core pieces that is working. I don’t see why you think one more season of his steadying presence is somehow a bad thing?

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:58 PM

        Agreed chucky baby……….coby is just too soft it’s so frustrating watching him panic in his own zone and his lack of playing physical is mind boggling. Danny……can we put him in a cage and turn loose in the playoffs?

        Kimo is a warrior

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 23, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      President Lindsey Lohan knows nothing about the sport or the warrior known as Kimmo. He’s too busy doing blow and showing off his new panties. He wishes he could be a stud like Timonen, or more accurately he wishes he had a stud like Timonen behind him.

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        you mention gay references an awful lot broadstreetbeatshismeat, i think you’re secretly trying to tell us all something here…..

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 23, 2013 at 9:45 PM

        Yes, I’m secretly telling everyone you are a fan of being buggered.

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        lol sorry to disappoint ya but im as anti-gay as they come .. so stop trying to covert me to your lifestyle by using such phrases as ” He wishes he could be a stud like Timonen, or more accurately he wishes he had a stud like Timonen behind him”

        you’re a guy and you keep using the word ‘stud” ……. lol

        just come out of the closet already broadstreet… it’s acceptable up in your neck of the woods alot more then it is here in the south lol

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM

        Seriously dude, covert and closeted is what you are. Its OK you’ll be able to marry your BF soon. I support your civil rights buddy. As far as the south goes, ever see Deliverance? It’s a documentary of the Logan family reunion.

  8. puckhead70 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Look I’m not saying lotto is best thing but can any one tell me of another team with as many man games lost as the Flyers? Our blue line has been decimated by injures is there another team who has lost as many and is in the playoffs. I’m taking for what it is short season with too many guys hurt reload for next year.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Injuries happen….it sucks…..nothing can be done about them….next man up.

  9. haterzinc - Apr 23, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Haha the flyers would need then1st overall pick to get jones. Can you say hypocrite!!!!!!! All the flyers faithful bashing the pens and all there top drafts would go all for not. The flyers won’t get the 1 st or 2 nd pick. Jones a panther, McKinnon and Av.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      haterzinc…….are you ok??…….take the red pill by mistake??…..your statement makes about as much sense as screen doors on a submarine son.

      Enjoy you teams ride while you can…..their window is closing…that team will be blown up within 2 years than….you know the drill…..sucking a$$ for another decade.

      • fbothharbaughs - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        Man, you Flyers fans sure are sensitive when the subject of SUCKING comes up in order to get a top pick, eh?

        & w/a GM like Shero, the Pens window is hardly closing… now Holmgren’s another story…

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

        I’m pretty sure they’re not trying to suck. Stud defenseman don’t grow on trees.

        As for your GM comment…..must agree with Holmer….he made this mess he needs to clean it up WITHOUT trading young/devoloping talent…

        Trading away Richards and Carter hurt BUT they had to go….it sucks but it had to be done.

        I think we have some pretty good young talent coming up so the future actually looks pretty dam good….

      • haterzinc - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM

        Don’t worry that flyers won’t get rewarded for SUCKING (via the draft). They will get a 5-9 pick and be stuck with the same problems…..average goaltending, no D, stupid GM decisions, and overrated forwards. Hey at least the fans will get one of there wishes, briere getting bought out. ( sucks to be a Bryz hater). Hahaha flyers fans make fun of the pens winning the lottery and now they would very much like to win SOMETHING. That hypocritical, dumbass

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      There’s a huge difference between sucking for all of the 1980s and the early 2000s and the Flyers having two bad seasons in the last two decades.

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        make the playoffs all you want but what do you have to show for in the past 2 decades? ..
        yeah…….. thought so

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        I was referring to the amazing disparity of top-5 picks each respective franchise has received, as the original comment was about Flyers fans being hypocrites for wanting the top pick.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 23, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        Chucky baby, why are you such an amazing douche bag?…..

      • haterzinc - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

        i Read a steeler article today and some troll went all the way back to 1933 to make a point. Although the history is true , without an Internet search engine, you guys would be quite powerless. LOL what ever happen to what have you done for me lately….unless your a bunch of gramps….keep hating….OUR window IS bigger THan YOURs…google that bro

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 24, 2013 at 12:57 AM

        what the hell is your point haterzinc? That somehow the fact that the Pens success can be attributed solely to failure is somehow irrelevant because it’s the past? I didn’t have to google anything to know that the Pens were the worst team in hockey for the entire 80s and the first half of the 2000s, and that futility is the reason you have 3 Cups. Since I’m sure you’ve only been a Pens fan since 2005, at the earliest, maybe YOU should google your own teams history, bro.

      • haterzinc - Apr 24, 2013 at 8:07 AM

        Haha its no secret ppl from philly are obsessed with the penguins. Working every angle, making sure every one of our fans knows about bankrupty, KC, attendance, draft picks. Your obessesion makes you guys look truely retarded and you guys love it.you love being trolls. Its a fact, other fans bases despise your fan base just based on a couple of those facts.LOL. now phillypanatic ill give you some credit your not nearly as bad as some folks like eiggles,broadst. BTW iv been a fan since 1990, only because im not a dinosaur.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM

        There may be a certain level of obsession that goes hand in hand with pure hatred, but that obsession is absolutely mutual between the two fan bases. On every Flyers article there are the usual Pens trolls (Bobhpine, whammy, the dude with 30 different names, etc) that have to make use of “1975, Philthy, ginger, etc”. Pens fans tend to want to ignore history unless they’re mentioning 1975. And then this season for example, the way you guys act you’d think you never had a bad season, and that’s where I have a problem. I get tired of the incessant bickering, eventhough sometimes I do feel compelled to get involved. But thank you for noticing that I do not troll every Pens article, I’m here to talk hockey. I won’t question your fanhood anymore, but I will say that there are plenty of “fans” in the city of Pittsburgh that have only been there since ’05 or ’08 and couldn’t tell you 3 players from the 03-04 team.

  10. mclovinhockey - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Logan, please just stop embarrassing yourself. Calling a guy who blocks as many shots as Kimmo, and misses so few games injury prone is the dumbest thing I have seen. Crosby missed more games this half a season than kimmo has in the last 3 years.

    Kimmo missed 12 games in 3 years. 31 games since 05, and since becoming a regular in 2000 he has missed 56 games…..
    56 games since 2000. Your Crosby has missed more games last season alone as kimmo has his entire career. So maybe you guys should cut Crosby then by your logic.

    I am sick of dealing with these idiots on here.

    Why not just admit you clearly know jack about this sport and leave this site for good.

    • President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      saying that the guy is older and has lost his foot speed and (if I can re quote myself here) WILL be alot more prone to injury in the future should retire means i know nothing about hockey?? lol okay kid if you say so. But hey keep hanging on to the old glory all you want… your years away from being a SC contender at the rate your headed now …

  11. President Charles Logan - Apr 23, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    if the Flyers are plan on building a possible newly formed defense around guys like timonen schenn and mezaros then you’re in for another long year in 2014

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