Timonen likely to get contract extension
In a text message to the Daily Times early Wednesday evening, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren indicated nothing was official on a Timonen contract, but the veteran defenseman, who turns 38 next month, has been known to be talking to the team about re-upping.
Part of the talks with the Flyers have likely centered around Timonen's interest in playing for Finland in the 2014 Olympic Games in Soshi, Russia. The NHL and its players union have expressed interest in competing there but their inclusion still has to be negotiated.
Timonen, who had signed a six-year, $37.8 million free agent deal with the Flyers in 2007, has a $6.3 million cap hit this season.