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Defenseman Kimmo Timonen gets back in the mix for the Blackhawks

Defenseman Kimmo Timonen gets back in the mix for the Blackhawks

Kimmo Timonen couldn't hide the bushels of gray sprouting from his playoff beard Wednesday. And the 40-year-old defenseman's eyes couldn't disguise the excitement of the news he shared before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Lightning. "The plan is good in my mind," he said of playing in his first Stanley Cup Final game for the Blackhawks on Wednesday night. "I'm obviously going to trust my experience and my instincts to try to help the team as good as I can. "It feels great; I can't lie to you." The truth is, Timonen last played May 25 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Ducks. The four-time All-Star...

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