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.