Valtteri Filppula C TB 6 Days

Filppula picked up an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. He now has a point in each of his last two games.

He has just six points in his last 14 games after starting the season on a much stronger pace. Use someone else at center if you can -- we want to see him put up a bit more production before he recommend him on a regular basis.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 12 Days

Filppula scored a goal on his only shot of the night in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

Filppula's point-per-game pace has slowed down slightly but he is still putting up good numbers for a strong Lightning team. The 30-year-old center has scored five goals and 17 assists in 29 appearances so far this season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 1 Month

Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and five points with two assists Monday against the Rangers. He has one goal and four assists on the streak.

He's approach a point-per-game pace and a full half of his 18 points have come with the man advantage. He's not putting up many shots, but he's clearly delivering fantasy goodness in a lot of counting categories. Enjoy the ride -- this could be a career year.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 1 Month

Filppula scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

He actually has 10 points, including three goals, in his last nine games and 16 in 18 on the season. The Bolts have tremendous depth up front and that means opposing checkers have to divide their attention between a number of lines. And he knows what to do when he gets a bit of time and space. Keep him flowing -- he'll deliver for you.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 1 Month

Filppula picked up an assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.

He has quietly delivered 14 points in 17 games, a pace that see him deliver close to 70 points this season. He's a solid fantasy performer; use him well.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 Months

Filppula shifted to wing on Tampa's top line during Saturday's game. He played alongside Steven Stamkos and Ryan Callahan.

It won't likely change his positional qualifications and we don't know exactly how long it will last. But Bolts' coach Jon Cooper sang his praises after the game: "... he makes really poised plays on the wall and he can spring Stammer ..." Overall, Filppula has 10 points in 12 games, so he's delivering strong value to fantasy owners, regardless of position.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 Months

Filppula picked up three assists in Thursday's win over Philadelphia. Two of those helpers came on the power play.

He has 10 points in 11 games, a pace that will deliver a career best for him if he can keep it up. Keep him rolling.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 Months

Filppula stretched his point streak to three games and four points with another assist, this time in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal.

Most importantly, the points have all come on the power play and that's fantasy gold. Plug him into your lineup and watch him go.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 2 Months

Filppula recorded two power-play assists in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Panthers.

It's a great start to Filppula's season and could foreshadow a possible career year. He tallied 66 points in 81 games with Detroit in 2011-12.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 3 Months

Filppula (lower body) skated Thursday during the team's informal workouts and said the ailment he played through during the postseason last year did not affect his summer training, reports the Tampa Tribune.

This is great news for the Bolts as they fully anticipate that Filppula will deliver strong, secondary offense as the team's second-line pivot.