Blackhawks Acquire Timonen From Flyers

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Kimmo Timonen will get one last shot at the Stanley Cup this spring after being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired veteran defenceman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2015 second-round pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-round pick. The conditional fourth-round pick will become a third-round selection if the Blackhawks win two playoff rounds with Timonen appearing in 50 percent of the games and a second-round pick if Chicago wins three playoff rounds with Timonen playing in 50 percent of those games.

Overall, this is a steep price to pay for someone who will likely only be a rental player for the Hawks, but the conditions on the second pick make it easier to swallow.

Timonen has not played a game this season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs over the summer.

In 1,092 games, the Finnish defenceman has 117 goals and 454 assists.

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