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Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
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Valtteri Filppula set up Tampa Bay's first two goals, and they were pretty.
While on the power play, Filppula faked a shot from the left circle and slid it over to Tyler Johnson to tie the game at one in the second. Later in the third, Filppula took a sharp-angle shot off Luongo's pads and Ryan Callahan tapped in the go-ahead power-play goal. He skated over 21 minutes with over seven with the man advantage as well. Oct 10 - 3:17 AM

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Valtteri Filppula seems fit and ready for the upcoming NHL campaign as he trains in informal workouts with some of his Lightning teammates.

Whatever his injury was during last season's playoffs it did not hinder his offseason conditioning program. Filppula will skate as a top-six forward and will play on the Bolts' first power-play unit. Provided he is healthy, he is a lock to produce 60-65 points, making him a solid mid-round fantasy pick.
Sep 13 - 11:49 AM

Valtteri Filppula said he wasn't 100 percent in the playoffs, but he isn't using that as an excuse for his lack of production.

"It doesn't really matter, I was fine to play," said Filppula, who had one assist and was a minus-4 in four games. "I played, and I didn't play as well as I wanted to, but I felt fine." He missed the last two games of the regular season with a lower-body injury, but wouldn't say what his ailment was. Filppula declined an invitation to play for Finland at the World Championships.
Apr 24 - 6:34 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
5Michael Blunden
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
9Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov