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Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a second-round choice in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft and a conditional fourth-round choice in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Additionally, the Blackhawks have placed defenseman Johnny Oduya on injured reserve (IR).

Timonen

Timonen, who has not appeared in any games this season, registered 35 points (6G, 29A) in 77 regular-season games with the Flyers last year, in addition to one assist in seven 2014 postseason contests. The Kuopio, Finland, native ranks third among active NHL defensemen with 571 points (117G, 454A) in 1,092 career NHL games across 15 seasons with Philadelphia and Nashville, in addition to 35 points (4G, 31A) in 87 career Stanley Cup Playoff appearances. The 39-year-old five-time Olympian has registered 13 points (3G, 10A) in 30 games, winning bronze medals in 1998, 2010 and 2014 and a silver medal in 2006 with Finland; he was named to the 2006 Olympic All-Star Team after posting five points (1G, 4A) in eight tilts. Timonen has also appeared in four NHL All-Star Games.

The Blackhawks return to action tonight when they face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 6:30 p.m. The game can be seen on Comcast SportsNet and heard on WGN Radio AM-720.

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