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Tim Wallace received 5 for boarding, a 10 and game misconduct for this hit.
via a Flyers PR release,
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with D Kimmo Timonen on a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. The extension keeps Timonen with the Flyers through the 2013-14 season.
“We are pleased to announce that we have signed Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension,” Holmgren said. “Kimmo’s presence on the ice for us and in our locker room is invaluable. We look forward to him continuing his all-around play for us.”
Reports are the contract is in the $6M range.
Rinaldo against BJ Crombeen tonight.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
The word is the Flyers would like to make "a big move" to shake up their struggling club. That has proved to be difficult in the current environment.
Holmgren could see what the Calgary Flames want to do with winger Jarome Iginla, but GM Jay Feaster has maintained he wants to keep the captain.
The only impact blueliner available is Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes, who wouldn't mind shedding his $5.25 million salary. Because Yandle comes with a big price tag, Holmgren's hands could be tied their as well.
As for Luongo, the belief is Holmgren now wants a capable backup for Bryzgalov to see if the club can get by that way.
The Flyers have a big challenge ahead and the pressure is on Holmgren to get this turned around.
Wayne Simmonds was on the receiving end and has not played since plus no penalty on the play.
Erksine did get challenged by Zac Rinaldo and both received 5 for fighting and a 10.
“We better damn get our special teams straightened out or we’re in trouble. That’s what it’s all about in today’s game _-special teams - because 5 on 5, it’s hard as hell to score nowadays.”
-Ed Snider, owner of the Philadelphia Flyers via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull.
via the Philadelphia Flyers website,
Another game and another Flyer has been bitten with the injury bug.
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren updated the media on the status of defenseman Andrej Meszaros before departing for the team's trip to Florida.
"Andrej Meszaros has a left shoulder injury. He's going to miss some time and right now we're hopeful it's going to be a four-week rehabilitation of the injury. It's a muscle injury in and around the shoulder joint and we just have to get it strong. We believe he's going to be out for about a month."
Holmgren also spoke of the recent plague of injuries the Flyers have had to endure.
"We've lost three players: Rinaldo, Hartnell and now Meszaros to somewhat significant injuries. I'm not sure we're much different than a lot of teams in the league we just have to fight through it and take the approach that it's opportunities for other players."
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RW Mike Knuble and have also recalled D Andreas Lilja from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Both Knuble and Lilja will be available for tomorrow night’s game at Florida. Knuble will wear #9.
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