|Flyers' Timonen returns for Game 5|
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|Sunday, 18 May 2008 10:48|
The blood clot, which developed after Timonen was struck on the foot by a puck during Game 4 against Montreal in the second round, was initially expected to sideline the All-Star defenseman for at least the Penguins series and possibly the rest of the playoffs.
After being re-examined by doctors Thursday, Timonen skated Friday and practiced Saturday. He was in the Flyers' starting lineup Sunday.
Timonen was told his condition couldn't worsen by playing, but that he must cope with numbness in his toes and pain in the ankle.
Timonen also is a point man on the Flyers' power play and is the defenseman usually assigned to the opposing team's top line.