Filppula (ankle) will be a game-time decision.
Filppula skated on the second line with Teddy Purcell and Alex Kilorn which suggests he will be in the lineup tonight. He will take warmups and test his ankle and then the Lightning will make a decision whether or not he plays.
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.
Filppula (ankle) will not play today vs. the Stars.
Filppula will miss his third straight game with a non-displaced fracture in his ankle. Filppula is getting closer to a return, monitor his status prior to Sunday's game in Colorado.
Cooper confirms that Filppula will not play tonight and is considered day to day
Filppula injured his ankle before the Olympic break and it appears that it had not healed as expected.
Barring any setbacks, Filppula (ankle) is expected to return on Thursday.
Despite not being able to go to Sochi, the two-week break allowed Filppula's broken ankle to heal to the point where he should only miss one game. He missed the first game before the break, but should be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Filppula will the Olympics with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand.
Filppula was set to play for Team Finland in Sochi, but the fractured hand will have him sidelined for three weeks. He played just 14:48 before retiring to the dressing room for the remainder of Thursday's loss to the Maple Leafs.
Filppula (lower-body) is out this afternoon.
Filppula was injured on Thursday and will not play today vs. Montreal. He is listed as day-to-day.
Filppula (lower-body) is unlikely to play on Saturday.
Filppula did not practice this morning after suffering a lower-body injury on Thursday. Coach Jon Cooper made it sound like he will be held out for precautionary reasons and he likely won't miss an extended period of time.
Filppula left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Filppula was injured on a hit in the early stages of the second period. He said he was feeling better after the game, but will be reevaluated on Friday. If he misses an extended period of time, the Lightning will likely have to recall a centre.
Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M per year with TB.
Filppula has spent the first eight years of his career with the Detroit Red Wings scoring 100 goals and 151 assists in 483 games. He had an off year last season totaling only 17 points in 41 games. The 29-year-old Fin had a career high 23 goals in 2011-12.
Miller has replaced Filppula on the second line with Franzen and Nyquist. Filppula skating with Andersson and Cleary.
Filppula is a minus-5 in his last seven games.
Source: Ansar Khan 04/9/13, 6:26 am EST
Filppula is playing tonight for Wings.
Filppula who has missed the Red Wings last seven games with the shoulder injury will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Flames. He will play on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner.
Looks like Filppula is in Wednesday against Calgary.
Filppula hasn't played since February 24th because of a shoulder injury. He will likely play on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner. Filppula had four goal and six assists in 19 games before getting hurt.
Filppula confirmed he's not playing this weekend. He is hoping to return Wednesday in Calgary but can't be sure.
Filppula hasn't played since February 14th and will miss both the Red Wings games this weekend vs. Columbus.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/8/13, 10:27 am EST
Wings said Filppula, who hasn't been on ice said last Sunday due to left shoulder injury, won't play Sunday and is day to day.
This will be the third consecutive game Filppula will have missed. He has just 10 points in 19 games . The Red Wings will look for him to step up when he returns to the lineup.
Source: Ansar Khan 03/2/13, 9:21 am EST
Valtteri Filppula (shoulder) said he won't play Wednesday when the #RedWings play the @lakings.
Just when you thought the Red WIngs were going to start getting healthy again another key piece of the Red Wings offense goes down. Filppula won't play tomorrow but he isn't expected to be out long term.
Source: Bill Roose 02/26/13, 1:55 pm EST
He's not happy with Filppula's play and basically said he needs to get it together.
Filppula lined up with Zetterberg and Brunner in practice so he can't ask for a better situation. If you are looking for points on Sunday, he might be worth a waiver pickup.
Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula won't be ready to play hockey for two months.
The injury was sustained in mid-November but Filppula still wouldn't be ready to play until January at the earliest.
Babcock says Filppula in tonight against Phoenix
Filppula gets back in the lineup and probably plays on the second line. The Finnish forward has eight goals and 21 points through 25 games as he establishes himself as one of the better threats on the Red Wings.
Filppula says that he's feeling better this morning than he did on Tuesday. Says it isn't his decision if he plays tonight or not.
Certainly doesn't sound like Filppula is able to play tonight. The Finnish forward has eight goals and 21 points through 25 games as he establishes himself as one of the better threats on the Red Wings. Expect him to draw back in over the next couple of games.