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Valtteri Filppula | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Valtteri Filppula and the Tampa Bay Lightning are finding it difficult to produce offense against Montreal.
"It's not going our way right now," Filppula said after the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead in the series. "We have to give them credit, they are playing well defensively, we don't get a whole lot and we are struggling certainly to get into their zone." He collected an assist in Game 2's 4-1 loss and he has just two shots thus far in the series. Apr 19 - 10:37 AM

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Valtteri Filppula (lower body) took part in Tuesday's practice.

The stage is set for Filppula to participate in Game 1 on Wednesday. He's projected to center the second line.
Apr 15 - 5:18 PM

Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is considered day-to-day.

His availability for Game 1 of the playoffs against Montreal is uncertain at this time. He has missed two games after getting hurt on Thursday. The series begins on Wednesday night.
Apr 14 - 11:51 AM

Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is out Sunday.

It will be Filppula's second straight game on the sidelines. He will get a few days to rest before the first round of the playoffs start.
Apr 13 - 1:58 PM

Valterri Filppula is listed a questionable for Sunday's season finale against Washington.

Flippula sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's win over Philadelphia, missed Friday's game against Columbus and will likely sit out Sunday afternoon's contest. The Lightning are hoping that Flippula will be good to go for the playoffs which start next week.
Apr 12 - 11:58 AM

Valtteri Filppula continued his torrid run, as he now has a 12-game point streak going thanks to his 25th goal of the season (which came in Sunday's 3-2 Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Detroit Red Wings).

He has four goals and 11 assists in that span. Remarkably, Filppula is only owned in 62 percent of Yahoo leagues right now. Even with so-so peripherals, he's worth owning.
Mar 30 - 7:55 PM

Valtteri Filppula has a 10-game point streak now.

He picked up an assist in Thursday's shootout win over the New York Islanders. Filppula has four goals and 10 helpers during his scoring spree. He has 55 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 28 - 8:59 AM

Valtteri Filppula stretched his point streak to nine games in Monday's shootout win over Ottawa.

He earned an assist versus the Senators to give him 13 points over that span. Filppula is unlikely to surpass his personal high of 66 points this season, but he has set a career high already with 24 goals.
Mar 25 - 7:50 AM

Valtteri Filppula netted his 24th goal of the season Saturday afternoon.

That is a new career high for the 30-year-old forward. Filppula is currently enjoying an eight-game point streak as well, which has seen him produce four goals and eight assists. He has 53 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 22 - 4:18 PM

Valtteri Filppula extended his point streak to seven straight games on Thursday night.

Filppula has three markers and eight assists during his scoring spree. He potted his 23rd goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 5-4 win over Ottawa to tie his previous personal best in a year.
Mar 21 - 8:15 AM

Valterri Filppula recorded two assists in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

Now more than ever this year, with Martin St. Louis gone, Tampa Bay needs Filppula to keep creating offense, and that's what he's done lately. The Finn has points in four straight games, and he's posted 21 goals and 27 assists this season. B.J. Crombeen, Michael Kostka, who also got an assist, and Nate Thompson scored the goals for Tampa Bay. Radko Gudas received four penalty minutes.
Mar 15 - 9:54 PM

Valtteri Filppula appears to be rounding into form in his past few games after returning to the lineup earlier this month from a ankle injury.

He collected three assists against Florida on Thursday and has picked up a point in each of his past three outings. "I actually thought he was the best player on the ice (Thursday)," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's finally hitting a stride and you have to think he's out a month he couldn't really expected to dive right in. (But) Fill controlled the game, he had the puck on his stick and he was just making plays." Filppula has 46 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 15 - 6:26 PM

Valtteri Filppula scored a goal in Tampa Bay's 4-3 shootout loss on Saturday.

It was Filppula's 21st goal, putting him just two shy of his career high. He also has 42 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 9 - 11:36 AM

Valtteri Filppula (ankle) is ready to return on Tuesday.

That's big news for Tampa Bay as Filppula having a great season. He has 20 goals and 41 points in 56 games, making him one of the primary reasons the Lightning have survived Steve Stamkos' injury.
Mar 4 - 2:34 PM

Valtteri Filppula (ankle) won't return Thursday.

"I wish it was better," Filppula said. "It's getting better, but not good enough to play with. It's frustrating, but hopefully it starts moving a little faster going forward." He's listed as day-to-day and he should be able to play during Tampa Bay's four-game road trip.
Feb 27 - 5:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis