Tag: Kurtis Foster


Flyers’ Timonen (fractured foot) done for year


On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that veteran blueliner Kimmo Timonen had suffered a compression fracture in his right foot, and will miss the remainder of the regular season.

Recovery time is expected to be 4-5 weeks.

With the injury, Timonen, 38, now joins an absolutely massive list of Flyers defensemen lost to injury this season.

Chris Pronger has missed the entire year while recovering from a concussion, Andrej Meszaros missed 32 games with shoulder and back ailments, Nicklas Grossmann missed 13 with a concussion and Braydon Coburn missed 10 with a separated shoulder.

(All games missed figures as of Apr. 19.)

Oh yeah, Kent Huskins also has a concussion.

NHL.com’s Adam Kimelman notes that, of the seven defensemen on Philly’s opening night roster, only two were able to survive the entire year — Luke Schenn and Kurtis Foster.

Thankfully for the Flyers, Timonen’s tenure with the club won’t end with this compression fracture. He signed a one-year, $6 million extension with the team in February, ensuring he’ll be back for the 2013-14 campaign.

Video: Ryan White gets ejected for hit on Kent Huskins


Monday represented a chance for Ryan White to prove that he deserves more reps with the Montreal Canadiens. Instead, he might end up earning himself a suspension.

White was ejected from tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers for this hit on defenseman Kent Huskins, which prompted fellow Flyers blueliner Kurtis Foster to drop the gloves with the Habs forward:

Foster received a game misconduct, fighting major and also a two-minute minor for roughing on the play. White also had a game misconduct, fighting major and a five-minute major for elbowing.

Here’s a screen capture of that blow:


Some believe that White, 25, connected with his shoulder instead of his elbow. Either way, there’s a chance he’ll hear from the NHL for this questionable hit.

Update: The odds of a suspension will probably increase because it appears that Huskins, 33, suffered a concussion from that check.

Video: Carolina’s Pitkanen stretchered off after icing crash


Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen left Tuesday’s contest with the Washington after this ugly incident on an icing play with Caps forward Troy Brouwer:

There was no word at the time of the severity of Pitkanen’s injury.

The 29-year-old blueliner has one goal and eight assists in 22 games with the Hurricanes this season. He’d already missed extensive time with a lower-body injury.

Tim Gleason, Bobby Sanguinetti and Jiri Tlusty helped wheel Pitkanen off in the stretcher to a strong applause from the PNC Arena crowd.

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kurtis Foster, who suffered a serious leg injury on an icing race a few years ago, contacted Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune shortly after the Pitkanen injury: