Flyers Unsure if Kimmo Timonen Will Play This Year
Kimmo Timonen wanted to be absolutely sure before he committed to one more NHL season. After the Flyers' campaign ended, he took a couple weeks off and started training again. Running felt fine. So did riding a bike.
Two months after signing a one-year extension for the Flyers, Timonen's health – let alone hockey future – is a big question mark. The 39-year-old Finn has blood clots in his lower right leg and both lungs, according to general manager Ron Hextall.
Timonen went back to his native Finland in mid-June after he signed a one-year extension with the Flyers that could be worth up to $3.5 million if he meets performance bonuses. He's still there receiving treatment and his future in hockey is unknown.