Valtteri Filppula

#48 C / Detroit Red Wings / EXP: YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 196 lb Age: 35 College: None

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    Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula: Headed back to Motor City

    Valtteri Filppula signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. According to Ansar Khan of MLive.com, the forward will be paid $3 million annually.This is a reunion tour for Filppula, whose career began in Detroit, with the Finn having helped the Original Six club to a Stanley Cup win in 2008. Plus, Red Wings General manager Steve Yzerman is quite familiar with Filppula, as the two were previously associated with the Lightning in a GM-to-player capacity. Filppula's versatility is always appreciated in Motown, and the same can be said about his pinpoint scoring touch. The veteran maintained an impressive shooting percentage (16.3) over the past three seasons, and back-to-back 30-plus point campaigns make him a sneaky late-round selection in fantasy drafts this fall.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Sparks offense in Game 3 win

    Valtteri Filppula notched two assists in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Penguins in Game 3.The veteran center managed only 31 points (17 goals, 14 helpers) through 72 regular-season games, but Filppula has provided a spark in the postseason, racking up three assists in three games. He'll look to keep rolling when the Isles try to complete the sweep Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Racks up goals in win

    Valtteri Filppula scored twice Saturday, including the game-winner, in a 3-0 win over Washington.The 35-year-old has changed his game dramatically from earlier in his career when he was a scoring line pivot. Filppula delivered 17 goals and 14 assists in 72 games as a hard-working, blue collar guy. He'll bring veteran presence to the Isles' postseason run.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Good to go

    Valtteri Filppula (elbow) will play in the regular-season finale against the Capitals on Saturday.New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz confirmed the news. One shouldn't exactly consider this a meaningless contest for Filppula, as the team will want to ensure the utility forward with special teams acumen is primed for playoff action after missing eight straight. Filppula has generated 15 goals and 29 assists to complement a robust plus-17 rating through 71 games.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Skating with team

    Valtteri Filppula (elbow) took part in an optional practice for the New York Islanders on Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.Filppula has missed the past seven games due to a hyperextended elbow and is highly unlikely to play in the season finale at Washington on Saturday. Filppula is, however, on track to possibly return for Game 1 of the playoffs. The Islanders will welcome him back with open arms as without him they don't have a true center for their third line. Filppula has 15 goals and 29 points in 71 games in what may be his first and only season on Long Island.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Game 1 return still on table

    Coach Barry Trotz indicated Wednesday that he hasn't ruled out Valtteri Filppula (upper body) for Game 1 of the playoffs, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.Filppula was initially given a timetable that slated him to return after the first round of the playoffs, but it appears the veteran blueliner has a chance of beating that timeframe. He should provide a boost offensively for a club that has struggled to find the back of the net recently (2.25 goals per game in March), owning 15 goals and 14 assists over 71 games.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: No change in timetable

    Flippula (shoulder) is skating on his own but is still not expected to return to the New York Islanders until the end of the first round of the playoffs, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.Valtteri Filppula has now missed six games due to the injury and won't play again this regular season. The loss of Filppula has tested the depth of the Isles at center, as they have tried both Leo Komarov and Tanner Fritz (hand) in his absence with little to no success. One of the bigger priorities during the offseason for GM Lou Lamoriello will be finding organizational depth at the center position, and that may or may not include re-signing Filppula.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Facing four-week timetable

    Valtteri Filppula (upper body) will miss four weeks.This effectively ends Filppula's regular season, but the New York Islanders are a shoo-in for the playoffs, so it's conceivable that the utility forward will be ready at some point in the conference quarterfinals. Filppula crafted 15 goals and 14 assists to complement a plus-17 rating over 71 games.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Leaves Tuesday's game

    Valtteri Filppula (upper body) will not return to Tuesday's game against Boston.The 34-year-old center has 15 goals this season, his most since the 2013-14 campaign. An update on his injury should be available after the game.

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    Islanders' Valtteri Filppula: Finds back of net twice in win

    Valtteri Filppula scored twice in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Senators.Filppula came out of the gates hot, scoring both goals in the opening period. It's the second two-goal performance for the 34-year-old in 2018-19, and with it, Filppula ended a three-game pointless skid, bringing him up to 15 goals and 28 points in 65 games this season.