Fragile Flyers lose another one

Tuesday April 23rd, 2013

Kimmo TimonenKimmo Timonen is done for the year after suffering a compression fracture in his foot. (Derik Hamilton/Icon SMI)

By Allan Muir

If you skated as a defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers on opening night, now might be the time to invest in a high-quality protective plastic bubble.

Only Luke Schenn and Kurtis Foster remain standing from that ill-fated group after Kimmo Timonen's season officially came to an end today. The team announced that the veteran is done for the year after suffering a compression fracture in his foot.

Matthew Konan, who was signed as an undrafted overager out of Medicine Hat last April, was called up Monday. Assuming he doesn't snap an ankle hailing a cab or suffer a serious sunburn between now and tonight, he could be the 13th player to suit up on the Philly blueline this season.

If Konan gets the call, he'll join fellow rookies Brandon Manning and Oliver Lauridsen along with second-year man Erik Gustafsson on a group that puts the blue in blueline.

The Flyers also recalled veteran Andreas Lilja from the AHL.

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