Chris Pronger is already done for the season.
In terms of experience and overall playing ability, Pronger's departure elevated Kimmo Timonens to No. 1 status on the blue line.
And now the 13-year veteran, who turns 37 in March, is hurt, as well.
Timonen incurred a first-period injury, missing the final 9:37 before returning in the second period for three shifts, then leaving the game midway in for good.
Timonen was seen wearing a soft brace on his left wrist after the game.
Well know more tomorrow, general manager Paul Holmgren said. We dont think its anything too serious.
In what was a Flyer first, Timonen declined to meet with reporters, which may not be a good sign. He has never ducked an interview or question.
Timonen leads all Flyer defensemen with 24 points. His 23 assists are third-most among all NHL defenseman and he is ranked 10th overall in scoring among all blue liners.
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