Timonen wears wrist brace, status unknown

Timonen wears wrist brace, status unknown
January 6, 2012, 12:55 am
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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.

E-mail Tim Panaccio at tpanotch@comcast.net.