Timonen is slated to earn $6 million this season which has some worried about how much gas he has left in the tank. Timonen missed the last three games of last season with a fractured right foot but, all in all, he has been durable for the Flyers. In six seasons in Philadelphia, Timonen has missed just 16 games.
That makes Timonen's revelation to CSN Philly that he's "not sure" if the 2013-14 season is going to be his last season and he will "go one more year" if he remains healthy and continues to play at a high level not overly surprising.
Timonen, 38, scored five goals and tallied 24 assists for 29 points in 45 games last season for the Flyers. His 29 points were tied for sixth most among all defensemen. He averaged 21:46 of ice time last season playing half the season on that foot fracture before, ultimately, shutting it down late in the year.
Timonen has been a great guy to have in Philadelphia and a true leader on the blue line. He played well at the beginning of last season before getting hurt so some of his late-season decline can be attributed to that. Hopefully Timonen will have some pressure taken off of him with the addition of defenseman Mark Streit from the Islanders.
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