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Flyers D Timonen being treated for blood clots in Finland

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TSN.ca Staff
8/5/2014 2:01:38 PM
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Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Kimmo Timonen has sustained multiple clots and is undergoing treatment in Finland.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall released the following statement on Timonen's condition.

"Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs. Kimmo is currently being treated for this disorder back in his home country of Finland. His return to play is yet to be determined."

The Flyers signed the 39-year-old to a one-year contract extension in June.

In seven seasons with the Flyers, Timonen has won five Barry Ashbee trophies as the team's best defenceman, including the last three. He ranked second in team history behind Eric Desjardins, who won the award seven times.

He has also made two of his five Olympic appearances with Finland during his time as a Flyer, winning bronze in both 2010 and 2014. He was recognized for his 1,000th career NHL game in March 2013.

Timonen had six goals and 32 points in 77 games for the Flyers in 2013-14. He has 38 goals and 270 points in his career with the Flyers.

Kimmo Timonen (Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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