The road has suddenly gotten dark for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Midway through a 6-2 embarrassment at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday at Rogers Arena, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen left the contest with what is being called a lower body injury.
The severity of the injury has not yet been disclosed. However, the it’s enough to have the Flyers contemplating recalling rear guards Danny Syvret or Erik Gustafsson from the Adirondack Phantoms.
The loss of Timonen is the last thing Philadelphia needs during its recent two-game losing streak, in which it’s been outscored 11-2. And the schedule doesn’t get easier. The Flyers face the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks in back-to-back nights before heading to New Jersey to wrap up the road trip against the Devils.
The team has already been without top defenseman Chris Pronger, who suffered a broken foot on Dec. 15 against the Montreal Canadiens, and now looks to be without its fall back No. 1 in Timonen.
Timonen has one goal, 15 assists and is a plus-7 in 36 games this season.