Kimmo Timonen D PHI Nov 19 '78

Peter Laviolette is happy Kimmo Timonen will be around for at least another year because he's a great role model.

The defenseman signed a one-year, $6 million extension Thursday night. "He's been one of those dependable players," coach Peter Laviolette said. "He brings a lot of experience to our team. With a young team you lean on guys like that.ÿ "He plays through a lot of pain. He is reliable and dependable night in and night out. He is a good example for our guys."

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