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."