Injury Update: Timonen out with back injury

Injury Update: Timonen out with back injury
March 5, 2012, 9:12 pm
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According to a source, Kimmo Timonen is out with a back injury. It isn't disc-related, however, so he isn't expected to be out long.

Timonen's injury was classified as a lower-body injury on Sunday, when he missed the Capitals game. Missing Sundays game meant that Timonens Iron Man streak ended at 248 consecutive games played.

Claude Giroux also missed practice on Monday. He had his hand wrapped but said missing practice was not injury related. He took a stick to his hand from Washington's Jason Chimera on Sunday. He said he was given a maintenance day.

Timonen and Andrej Meszaros were both said to have maintenance days on Saturday but both missed Sunday's game and are out indefinitely. Braydon Coburn also missed practice on Saturday but played on Sunday.

E-mail Tim Panaccio at tpanotch@comcast.net

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