Filppula has struggled to a minus-42 rating through 70 games with the Red Wings this season.
Only Andreas Athanasiou, whom the Red Wings traded to the Oilers at the deadline, has a worse rating than Filppula based on his minus-46 mark. However, while it's clear that the second-line center is routinely getting burned in transition, recent performances consisting of three and four blocked shots apiece prove that Filppula is not a total slouch defensively. Offensively, the Finn has six goals and 15 helpers on the year.
Filppula scored his sixth goal of the season in a 4-1 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday.
The veteran's power-play marker in the third period spoiled Cory Schneider's shutout bid, but it was the only goal Detroit scored Tuesday. Filppula, with 21 points in 64 games, remains a fringe fantasy asset and is only relevant in deeper formats.
Filppula registered an assist Tuesday in a 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Detroit committed three minor penalties, so it wasn't a major surprise to see Filppula -- a shorthanded specialist -- on the ice a bit longer than usual. The soon-to-be 36-year-old saw 18:01 of ice time, with his third-period apple helping the Wings overcome a 3-1 deficit to the delight of the home crowd. Filppula now has five goals and 15 helpers through 61 games this season.
Filppula, who was playing in his 1,000th NHL contest, came up empty on his lone shot in a 1-0 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
The Red Wings couldn't solve Henrik Lundqvist, as the legendary backstop worked his first shutout in two seasons. Filppula snapped a two-game point streak with the lackluster effort. His next chance to get back on track will arrive Monday when the Wings play host to the Flyers.
Filppula registered a secondary assist on the power play in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Wild.
Filppula snapped a six-game point drought with his first-period feed, resulting in a goal for rookie phenom Filip Zadina. The former is deployed on the man advantage and penalty kill, though Filppula has just four special teams points through 50 games this season.
Filppula (lower body) went minus-2 with a blocked shot in 18:57 during Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Filppula didn't end up missing time after sustaining a minor lower-body injury Saturday versus the Panthers. He was pressed into more playing time when Frans Nielsen left Monday's contest with an upper-body issue. Filppula should continue to see top-six minutes going forward, but with 15 points in 49 outings, the Finn isn't likely to make much of an impact for fantasy owners.
Filppula (lower body) will play in Monday's game versus the Avalanche, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Filppula was a game-time call and took warmups to test out the injury, and he's been deemed good to go. The 35-year-year-old will center the second line, and he'll look to build on the 15 points he's accrued through 48 games.
Head coach Jeff Blashill said Filppula (lower body) will take warmups before the team decides if he'll play Monday versus the Avalanche, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Filppula was originally considered doubtful for the contest, so this is certainly an upgrade. The Red Wings are scheduled to take warmups at 2:30 p.m. ET. If Filppula's unable to go, Frans Nielsen is expected to center the second line in his place.
Filppula (lower body) is considered doubtful for Monday's road game versus the Avalanche.
Filppula left Saturday's game versus the Panthers after a hard hit from Vincent Trocheck, and it appears he will miss his second game of the year. The 35-year-old is centering the second line, so the Red Wings will likely bump Frans Nielsen into his role.
Filppula suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game versus the Panthers and will not return.
The Red Wings' forward was hit hard by Vincent Trocheck and slammed into the boards, forcing Filppula to depart Saturday's contest before the final buzzer. Detroit doesn't play again until Monday, so the top-six forward may not miss any additional time. After the game, coach Jeff Blashill said he anticipated Filppula to be ready for Monday's game against the Avalanche.
Filppula (upper body) had one shot on goal and logged 17:22 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-0 win over San Jose.
Filppula missed Sunday's game but was right back in the lineup on New Year's Eve. He failed to register a point and lost all five of his faceoffs, but took a regular shift at even strength and on both special teams. The 35-year-old has just three goals and 14 points in 40 games.
Filppula (upper body) will play in Tuesday's home game against the Sharks, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Filppula missed Sunday's loss to the Lightning, but he'll return to the top six and resume power-play responsibilities Tuesday. The 35-year-old forward has registered 14 points through 39 games this year, but some of his fantasy value is clouded by a putrid minus-28 rating.
Filppula (upper body) could be an option against the Sharks on Tuesday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Filppula missed Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay due to his upper-body issue but could be back in the lineup versus the Sharks on Tuesday. The center hasn't scored a goal in his last 16 contests dating back to Nov. 19 against Ottawa. Despite the recent slump, the Finn could still reach the 30-point mark for a third consecutive season.
Filppula (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game against the Lightening.
Filppula exited Saturday's game against the Panthers with the upper-body issue, and as evidenced by this news, will miss more time. In the Finn's absence, Brendan Perlini and Adam Erne will draw into the lineup for Sunday's game.
Filppula will not return to Saturday's game against Florida after suffering an upper-body injury.
Filppula was a minus-1 in 9:51 of ice time before departing Saturday's game. Facing a quick turnaround with Detroit playing Sunday, Filppula will be in tough to dress on the second night of a back-to-back. If he misses Sunday's contest, Filppula's next chance to play will be Tuesday at home versus San Jose.
Filppula emerged with a power-play assist in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.
Filppula is averaging over two minutes of ice time on the man advantage this season, though his opportunities have been few and far between on a Detroit club presenting the weakest offense in general at 2.2 goals per game. At this point, he can be disregarded in most fantasy leagues.
Filppula collected an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.
Filppula fed Andreas Athanasiou for the game-tying goal at 15:46 of the third period. The Finnish center has nine points and a minus-13 rating in 22 contests this season.
Filppula scored his second goal of the season on his only shot in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.
Filppula provided the only offense for Detroit in this one, converting a 2-on-0 rush midway through the second period. It was only the second goal of the year for the 35-year-old, now in his second stint with the Red Wings. His offensive contributions will be limited going forward, but Filppula has managed to hit the scoresheet in five of his last six games. He now has seven points in 17 games so far in 2019-20.
Filppula recorded an assist in Monday's 6-1 loss to Nashville.
Filppula found the scoresheet for the fourth time in five games, giving the Finnish forward six points in 16 contests. The 35-year-old has scored only once in 2019-20.
Filppula had his three-game point streak snapped Saturday in a 4-0 loss to the Panthers.
There were high hopes for Filppula staying hot in his 400th career contest, but the Wings fell flat once again. The Finn is averaging one point every three games this early in the season.
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