Kimmo Timonen D PHI Jan 03 '13

Kimmo Timonen has spent the lockout preparing for the upcoming year following off-season back surgery, but he isn't sure how his body will hold up in a shortened schedule.

"It won't be that easy," he admitted. "That's going to be probably four or five games a week sometimes. That's way less than (the usual) 82 games, but 48 in a short period of time might be even worse for me." It's worth noting that he is fully recovered from the procedure he underwent in May to remove a disc fragment from his lower back. The 37-year-old defenseman had four goals and 43 points in 76 games with the Flyers during the 2011-12 campaign. His career appears to be drawing to a close, but a healthy Timonen, which he is, can still be a solid fantasy asset if we get hockey back shortly.

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