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Valtteri Filppula News

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New York Islanders

The Flyers have acquired Valtteri Filppula, a 2017 4th round pick and a conditional 7th round pick in 2017 from the Lightning for Mark Streit.

At this point in his career, Filppula is more like No.3 centre, who is paid like a No.1 or No.2 centre and the Lightning needed to move him. They took on another big cap-hit in Streit to even things out for this season, but Streit’s deal is up at the end of the season. Filppula could land a No.2 centre role in Philly, bumping Brayden Schenn back to the wing—he comes in with 34 points (7G / 27A) in 59 games this season.

Source: Philadelphia Flyers 03/1/17, 11:52 am EST

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Filppula (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday; could miss the rest of the Lightning’s road-trip.

Filppula suffered an upper-body injury in the Lightning’s win in Columbus on Sunday. He played just 5:03 before retiring to the dressing room and now it looks like it will cost him a least a few games. With Filppula out, Brian Boyle will centre the third line.

Source: Joe Smith 03/15/16, 8:16 am EST

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Filppula (ankle) is on the ice for the Lightning's morning skate in his regular second line centre spot.

Filppula's presence at the morning skate with a regular jersey and in his regular spot suggests that he will return to the lineup tonight in St. Louis. Filppula has skated before and not played, so we will wait for confirmation following the morning skate.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 03/4/14, 7:44 am EST

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