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Saturday
Feb282015

Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

"We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years.

"We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."

The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.

Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.

Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season.


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Friday
Feb082013

Flyers Agree to One-Year Extension with Kimmo Timonen

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to a one-year contract extension with defenseman Kimmo Timonen, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is worth $6 million.

“We are pleased to announce that we have signed Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said.  “Kimmo’s presence on the ice for us and in our locker room is invaluable. We look forward to him continuing his all-around play for us.”

The 37-year-old Timonen is now locked up through the 2013-14 season.

The four-time All-Star is playing in his 14th NHL season, sixth with the Flyers. During that time Timonen has played in 980 games scoring 107 goals while dishing out 405 assists.

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