Foot causes Timonen to miss first game of season

Foot causes Timonen to miss first game of season
February 1, 2014, 4:15 pm
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Kimmo Timonen has two goals and 19 points in 55 games this season. (USA Today Images)

Kimmo Timonen missed his first game of the season when the Flyers took the ice to face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. 

Timonen, the oldest member of the Flyers' roster, has been bothered by a foot injury recently. He left Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the second period after blocking a shot and did not return.

The 38-year-old played just under 16 minutes in the Flyers' 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday and was minus-3 with one blocked shot.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Timonen is day to day with a lower-body injury. 

In 55 games this season, Timonen has 19 points (two goals) while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time. 

Andrej Meszaros took Timonen's spot in the lineup against the Kings. Meszaros has 15 points (four goals) in 32 games this season and has been a healthy scratch 23 times.