VALTTERI FILPPULA RUMORS

Filppula joins burgeoning injury list

With the playoffs starting in less than a week, the microscope on any injury becomes magnified. With G Ben Bishop already sidelined with an unspecified upper body injury to his left arm and out indefinitely, C Valtteri Filppula joined the list of key players out due to injury that also includes top four defenseman Sami Salo, who missed his second consecutive game with an undisclosed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Filppula hopes to play next week

Lightning C Valtteri Filppula missed out on playing for Finland in the Olympics after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle on Feb. 6. He hopes he doesn’t miss any time with Tampa Bay. Filppula was expected to need three weeks to recover from the injury, which would put him in line to return when Tampa Bay returns to action on Thursday in Nashville. While that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Valtteri Filppula to miss Olympics with ankle injury

TAMPA, Fla. -- A day after Steven Stamkos failed to receive medical clearance to compete in the Winter Olympics, another member of the Tampa Bay Lightning will miss out on the festivities. The team announced Friday that center Valtteri Filppula sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Filppula, who was scheduled...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula making Lightning into bona fide contender

BRANDON, Fla. -- After another practice during a seamless transition, Valtteri Filppula tried to explain why his new environment has become a fast fit. This was early Friday afternoon, a little more than 12 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning center recorded an assist in a shootout loss to the New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The point added to a streak of eight goals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lightning sign free agent center Filppula (Updated)

A week after buying out Vincent Lecavalier’s contract, the Tampa Bay Lightning sign Detroit Red Wings free agent center Valtteri Filppula, according multiple reports. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted the contract details. As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M per year with TB. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013 Filppula played seven seasons...
Via The Bay Cave
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: on Filppula, the Wings’ rink proposal, Letang and more Griffins stuff

Amongst this evening's Red Wings-related news stories: Let's just say that the following Tweets make the Red Wings' locking up of Pavel Datsyuk over the long haul seem even more important going forward: Ken Holland says he wants to keep Valtteri Filppula but price has to make sense for both sides. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 19, 2013 ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula leaves game with lower-body injury

Chicago -- The Red Wings' quest to advance to the Western Conference Finals got a lot more difficult early in the first period of Game 7. Valtteri Filppula, coming off the ice for a line change at 3:43, was knocked to the ice by Chicago's Andrew Shaw. Filppula appeared to go off the ice gingerly and headed straight to the dressing room. CSN's Pat Boyle reported that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula scores as Wings inch in on eighth spot

DETROIT This last week could determine not just whether the Red Wings' playoff streak lives, but also Valtteri Filppula's future with the team. Filppula, 29, is an unrestricted free agent after this season and could easily command 5 million a season on the open market after making 3.5 million each of the past two seasons. Filppula can be an enigmatic player. He has all...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matheson weighs in on Red Wings’ chances of re-signing Filppula, Cleary

Via both Paul and my pal NHL Gossip, the Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson posted a less-than-surprising but still intriguing quip about Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula's contract demands (according to MLive's Ansar Khan, Filppula's sore shoulder's keeping him from practicing this morning)... - The Detroit Red Wings are in a pickle with Val Filppula, who...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula stars at Worlds and on video

The Red Wings' season is over, but forward Valtteri Filppula continues to make news on and off the ice. Filppula, playing for Finland in the World Hockey Championships, had two goals and two assists in Monday's victory over Kazakhstan. He's also featured in a viral Nike advertisement that was posted on the YouTube channel BreakTheSpell2012 on May 10. The video -- which...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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