Valtteri Filppula RUMORS & NEWS

  • Filppula joins burgeoning injury list

    Tampa Tribune "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..." April 12

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Filppula says he's good to go tonight for #TBLightning

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Filppula out of the Olympics with a non-displaced fracture of right ankle. Will be out three weeks, the team says.

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    And finally, Filppula doubtful for tomorrow, not considered long term, not ruled out for tomorrow and likely to play Tuesday

  • Bolts’ Filppula back where it all began

    Tampa Tribune "Written in red on the white walls in the bowels of Joe Louis Arena are the names of those who helped lead the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup championship. Gordie Howe. Alex Delvecchio. Terry Sawchuk. Steve Yzerman. Nicklas Lidstrom. Pavel Datsyuk. Henrik Zetterberg. Among the names from..." November 09

  • New Bolt Filppula a center of attention

    Tampa Tribune "Not many new faces dot the roster for the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into the opening of training camp on Wednesday. But one will be the center of attention. Free-agent acquisition Valtteri Filppula landed with Tampa Bay on the opening day of free agency signing a five-year $25 million..." September 08

  • Valtteri Filppula leaves Red Wings, signs with Lightning

    Detroit News "Valtteri Filppula is no longer a Red Wing. Filppula signed a five-year contract Friday with the Tampa Bay Lightning — whose general manager Steve Yzerman knows Filppula pretty well, obviously from his days with the Red Wings — worth an estimated $25 million according to TSN (a $5 million per..." July 06

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    #RedWings' negotiations with Valtteri Filppula revealed he believes he's no. 1 center, should be paid as such.

  • Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula likely to test free-agent market

    Detroit News "Valtteri Filppula’s career with the Red Wings could be coming to an end. Talks between general manager Ken Holland and Filppula’s agent have produced little traction, and Filppula likely will begin to field phone calls from other teams with the signing of unrestricted free agents starting..." July 03

  • Wings' shifts focus to signing Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary

    Detroit News "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland met with the agents for potential unrestricted free-agent forwards Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula and Daniel Cleary over the weekend, but progress on new deals was slow. All three can become unrestricted free agents on July 5. There was speculation..." July 01

  • Four forwards among the Red Wings' unrestricted free agents

    Detroit Free Press "General manager Ken Holland spent the first half of his post-playoffs week juggling an early batch of player exit interviews. Such meetings basically fall into two camps: For young players, it’s “get stronger,” and for older players, it’s “get healed.” Then there are the guys eligible to become..." June 06

  • Red Wings' Filppula has high-ankle sprain; Samuelsson might need surgery for pectoral muscle

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula has a high-ankle sprain, general manager Ken Holland said. Filppula will be in a cast for 2-3 weeks and will need 6-8 weeks to heal. He was injured early in the first period Wednesday, when he got slew-footed by Chicago's Andrew Shaw in Game 7 of the..." May 30

  • Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula suffers high ankle sprain in Game 7

    Detroit Free Press "Valtteri Filppula played just 90 seconds of Game 7 before leaving with an injury that would have cost the Red Wings had they advanced. Filppula lasted two shifts into Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime loss in Game 7 at United Center against the Blackhawks. General manager Ken Holland said Filppula..." May 30

  • Red Wings still trying to figure future of Valtteri Filppula

    Detroit News "They've held on this long. But how much longer can they keep holding on? That's the immediate question, as the Red Wings flew to California on Saturday after forcing a win-or-else Game 7 against Anaheim on Sunday night at the Honda Center. But that's also a question about the future, because..." May 12

  • Red Wings move Valtteri Filppula to center in search of offense

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have liked Johan Franzen moving from wing to center so much, they're following up with Valtteri Filppula. Filppula, like Franzen a former center, is getting some test time between Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner, at least come Thursday against San Jose. Filppula had been..." April 10

  • Valtteri Filppula's return could be delayed by grueling Wings schedule

    Detroit News "What was supposed to be a day-to-day injury for Valtteri Filppula likely will drag through this week. Bothered by a left shoulder injury, Filppula has missed the last three games and coach Mike Babcock doesn't anticipate having the forward back this week. "He's working out and he skated by..." March 05

  • Key players coming back for Red Wings, but Valtteri Filppula hurt

    Detroit Free Press "Johan Franzen is ready, Brendan Smith is, too, and so is Kyle Quincey. Balance finally looks to be a little bit in their favor as the Red Wings will regain at least one if not more of their injured players tonight when they visit the Kings at Staples Center. Franzen, who last played Feb. 10..." February 27

  • Wings get Johan Franzen back, are without Valtteri Filppula

    Detroit News "The Red Wings may lose and gain a forward in time for Wednesday's game against Los Angeles. The Red Wings were minus forward Valtteri Filppula for Tuesday's practice at Toyota Sports Center. General manager Ken Holland said Filppula was nursing an injury — but not the knee that been an issue..." February 27

  • Red Wings Should not Rush to Trade Valtteri Filppula

    Winging It In Motown "Detroit will play Colorado on April 2nd this year; it will be their 36th game of the season. The next day, at 3pm EST, the NHL's trade deadline will pass and teams will be more-or-less set for the final month of the season, continuing into the playoffs. Between now and then, Detroit will play 17..." February 26

  • Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, Valtteri Filppula to face off in semifinal of world hockey championship

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings Valtteri Filppula and Pavel Datsyuk will face off for a shot at gold at the world championship. Filppula and Datsyuk had assists Thursday in the quarterfinals of the tournament, which runs through Sunday in Helsinki, Finland. Team USA, Canada and Sweden were bounced Thursday, setting..." May 18

  • Jimmy Howard, U.S. to face Red Wings teammate Valtteri Filppula, Finland in elimination game

    Detroit Free Press "Next up for Jimmy Howard and his U.S. team at the world championship: Facing Red Wings teammate Valtteri Filppula and Finland for the second time in five days. Howard made 25 saves and Justin Abdelkader had an assist Tuesday to lead the U.S. past Switzerland, 5-2, at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki,..." May 16

  • Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula scores 2 goals, 2 assists in Finland win

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula finished his preliminary preparation for the world championship in fine fashion Monday, using four points to lead his Finns to victory. The Swedes, meanwhile, look like they will regain the services of defenseman Jonathan Ericsson. Last week, after Ericsson..." May 15

  • Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula scores two goals in Finland win over Switzerland

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wing Valtteri Filppula celebrates after one of his two goals for Finland in a 5-2 victory over Switzerland at the IIHF world championships in Helsinki, Finland. Filppula's third-period goals came on his only two shots of the game. He played 17:50 on Tuesday. " May 09

  • Filppula: Maybe Red Wings can do last year's comeback one better

    Detroit Free Press "Valtteri Filppula learned one thing last year about being in a three-game playoff hole. "It's not that fun to be down," he said. "It's better to be up." But the Red Wings are down, 3-1, in their best-of-seven first-round series against Nashville and won't win unless they rattle off three..." April 20

  • Babcock: Valtteri Filppula has the inside track

    Detroit Free Press "Mike Babcock's message to Valtteri Filppula has been relentless: Go to the inside, and watch what happens. The Red Wings hold Filppula in high regard because he's about as all-around utilitarian as they come: penalty killer, power-play guy, speedy, great vision, outstanding passes. Could..." November 12

  • Valtteri Filppula puts it on line

    Detroit News "The questions seem to be same every year. Is this the season Valtteri Filppula breaks out? Can he finally score more than 20 goals, account for more than 40 points, and become one of the best two-way forwards? Filppula thinks so. And, the Red Wings certainly hope so. "You always..." September 28

  • Valterri Filppula putting up playoff points

    Detroit Free Press "Valtteri Filppula carries a five-game scoring streak into the next round of the NHL playoffs. Filppula scored the game-winning goal in Game 3 and chipped in four assists in the Red Wings' sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round. His scoring streak began with an assist in the Wings' 4-3..." April 25

  • Mike Modano, Valtteri Filppula glad to be back for Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Forwards Mike Modano and Valtteri Filppula were both happy to be back in action Saturday night. Neither player had a point in the Wings' 3-2 shoot-out win over the Sabres. Both players said there were moments they felt the pace of the game was ahead of them. That was to be expected, though,..." February 27