TAMPA, Fla. -- Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who has been criticized for the team's tumble, is not in danger of losing his job, according to a source close to the situation.
"Look at his body of work. He's done a very good job," the source said. "He's not going anywhere."
Entering Monday's game against Tampa Bay, the Flyers were 13-15-1 and 11th in the Eastern Conference.
Holmgren is in his seventh season as the Flyers' GM. In 2007-08, Holmgren's first full season in the position, the Flyers collected 95 points after registering just 56 points the previous season.
In the next four seasons, the Flyers recorded 99, 88, 106, and 103 points.
This year, they are battling to avoid missing the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 seasons.
One of the players Holmgren traded in the offseason, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, was named Monday as one of the NHL's stars for the second consecutive week. Bobrovsky was selected as the league's No. 3 star after leading the league with a 0.62 goals-against average and a .983 save percentage in three games for Columbus.
HONORING TIMONEN: Kimmo Timonen played in his 1,000th career game while celebrating his 38th birthday Monday. The defenseman drew a loud ovation when his achievement was announced during a stoppage in the first period.
The Flyers will honor Timonen next Tuesday before their home game against the New York Rangers.
SCHEDULE BREAK: The Flyers do not play again until Sunday in Pittsburgh. They will not practice Tuesday or Wednesday, then will have three days of practices in Voorhees.
"A break's always good," forward Max Talbot said before Monday's game. "A break is going to give us some rest. We've played a lot of hockey since the beginning of the year, and we'll have some good, hard practices and start over again Sunday."
Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov can use the rest more than anybody else. He started Monday for the 28th time in 30 games.
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