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Blackhawks Acquire Flyers' Defenseman Kimmo Timonen



    Blackhawks Acquire Flyers' Defenseman Kimmo Timonen
    \Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates with teammates on the bench in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder.

    Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the trade could change his plans.

    In 1,092 NHL games, he has 117 goals and 454 assists. He ranks third among active NHL defensemen with 571 points while playing for Nashville and Philadelphia.

    Timonen has played in five Olympics for Finland and has appeared in 87 Stanley Cup playoff games.

    Chicago also placed defenseman Johnny Oduya on injured reserve.

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