Thursday, February 7, 2013
Timonen contract talks
By Victoria Matiash
Defenseman Kimmo Timonen could have a new deal with the Philadelphia Flyers in the not-too-distant future.
According to Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, the Flyers may be close to signing Timonen to a one-year extension.
"... Multiple reports pegged Timonen's extension at $6 million, which would make him the 16th-highest paid defenseman in the NHL at age 38. That's an interesting figure, since Timonen has been slowed by injuries over the years and the salary cap will shrink by $5.9 million to $64.3 million. He earns a prorated $3 million this year, in the final season of his 6-year, $38 million deal ..."
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirms he is discussing an extension with Timonen's agent.