Holmgren optimistic Timonen will play vs. Jets

Holmgren optimistic Timonen will play vs. Jets

April 5, 2013, 7:00 pm
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Officially, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has Kimmo Timonen listed as a game-time decision for Saturday's encounter with the Jets.

Unofficially, Holmgren is optimistic that his top defenseman will play despite a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of Thursday's 5-3 win at Toronto. Timonen was limping after the game.
 
“Kimmo hates not playing, so I feel pretty good about his chances of playing tomorrow,” Holmgren told CSNPhilly.com on Friday.

That's more encouraging than discouraging.

The 38-year-old has played in all 37 games thus far and is third on the team in plus/minus (plus-2) and fourth in points scored (24).

Holmgren also announced that defenseman Nicklas Grossmann, who has missed seven games with an upper-body injury, is still day-to-day, while Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion.

The Flyers are off on Friday and resume their three-game road trip in Winnipeg on Saturday.