Kimmo Timonen says he’ll skate on Friday

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Philadelphia Flyers fans experienced some unexpected moments regarding their defense mere moments apart on Thursday night.

Most importantly, Kimmo Timonen announced that he’ll resume skating on Friday after eight months of uncertainty related to blood clot issues:

In less important but still startling developments, Nick Schultz (of all people) scored a 1-0 goal for the Flyers.

Circling back to Timonen, CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio reports that a press conference will be held regarding Timonen’s future during the first intermission of tonight’s game against the New York Islanders. We’ll keep an eye out for what that entails, naturally.

Update: The Flyers addressed the situation during that first intermission.

GM Ron Hextall apparently said that the risk isn’t severe for the 39-year-old.