Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:06pm


The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016.

What does it give the Chicago Blackhawks
This is an interesting move for the Blackhawks, since Timonen hasn't played at all this season due to a blood clot issue. That said, he's a battle-tested warrior who gives Chicago another solid option for their blueline. With {P Johnny Oduya} currently injured, and grizzled veteran {P Michal Rozsival} wearing down as the season rolls along, Timonen should provide a fresh depth option for the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup run.

What does it give the Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers are doing a very classy move here by giving Timonen another shot at a Stanley Cup, but they're also receiving a great return. The picks will definitely help Philadelphia down the road, while the loss of Timonen alleviates a potential logjam along the blueline. For a player who is 39 years old and hasn't played due to a bloot clot issue, the Flyers hit a home run here by landing a second rounder (plus another potential pick).

Fantasy impact
Timonen's fantasy value will probably be tied to his plus/minus rating, which should improve in Chicago over what could have been in Philly. Still, he isn't likely to provide a ton of offense at this point of the season (and with so little hockey played).

Player focus

Philadelphia Flyers

a second-round draft pick in 2015

a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016

Chicago Blackhawks

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