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Flyers D Timonen out with blood clots

FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen, of Finland, reacts during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers,  in New York. The Flyers have signed defenseman Ti Photo:

FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Kimmo Timonen, of Finland, reacts during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, in New York. The Flyers have signed defenseman Ti

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized in Finland because of blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs.

The team made the announcement on Tuesday. Timonen's return to the ice is uncertain.

The 39-year-old Timonen signed a one-year contract this summer for $2 million. He has been Philadelphia's top defenseman for several years.

Timonen has spent the last seven seasons with the Flyers after playing his first eight with Nashville. He has 571 career points on 117 goals and 454 assists. Timonen is plus-38 for his career.

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