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Kimmo Timonen honored by Flyers in return to Philadelphia (Puck Daddy)

Kimmo Timonen has left a legacy in two of his longer stops. In Nashville he was the captain of the organization’s first good playoff threats. In Philadelphia, he was a guy who played through all sorts of ailments and injuries, and provided a steady presence on the Flyers’ blueline. Timonen was honored with a video tribute in Wednesday’s #rivalrynight game between the Flyers, his former team, and his new team the Blackhawks.  The @NHLFlyers faithful thank Kimmo Timonen for his years of dedication. https://t.co/a9Y30eiHU1 — NHL (@NHL) March 26, 2015 As the video shows, in 519 games with Philly, he had 956 blocked shots. Ouch. Timonen has not been his usual minute-crunching self with Chicago, following a midseason trade after he came back from offseason blood clots. Going into Wednesday’s contest he has played 12:27 and not notched a point in nine games. Said Timonen to the Philadelphia Inquirer: “If you look at two or three months back, I wasn’t even supposed to play, so every second I get on the ice, I’m happy with it.”   But he doesn’t need to be ‘the’ guy for the loaded Hawks, just someone who adds defensive depth. Either way, that was a nice tribute for one of the game’s good dudes. – – – – – – – Josh Cooper is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @joshuacooper MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY