Valtteri Filppula C TB 3 Days

Valtteri Filppula (lower body) took part in Tuesday's practice.

The stage is set for Filppula to participate in Game 1 on Wednesday. He's projected to center the second line.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 4 Days

Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is considered day-to-day.

His availability for Game 1 of the playoffs against Montreal is uncertain at this time. He has missed two games after getting hurt on Thursday. The series begins on Wednesday night.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 5 Days

Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is out Sunday.

It will be Filppula's second straight game on the sidelines. He will get a few days to rest before the first round of the playoffs start.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 6 Days

Valterri Filppula is listed a questionable for Sunday's season finale against Washington.

Flippula sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's win over Philadelphia, missed Friday's game against Columbus and will likely sit out Sunday afternoon's contest. The Lightning are hoping that Flippula will be good to go for the playoffs which start next week.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 19 Days

Valtteri Filppula continued his torrid run, as he now has a 12-game point streak going thanks to his 25th goal of the season (which came in Sunday's 3-2 Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Detroit Red Wings).

He has four goals and 11 assists in that span. Remarkably, Filppula is only owned in 62 percent of Yahoo leagues right now. Even with so-so peripherals, he's worth owning.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 22 Days

Valtteri Filppula has a 10-game point streak now.

He picked up an assist in Thursday's shootout win over the New York Islanders. Filppula has four goals and 10 helpers during his scoring spree. He has 55 points in 68 games this season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 25 Days

Valtteri Filppula stretched his point streak to nine games in Monday's shootout win over Ottawa.

He earned an assist versus the Senators to give him 13 points over that span. Filppula is unlikely to surpass his personal high of 66 points this season, but he has set a career high already with 24 goals.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 27 Days

Valtteri Filppula netted his 24th goal of the season Saturday afternoon.

That is a new career high for the 30-year-old forward. Filppula is currently enjoying an eight-game point streak as well, which has seen him produce four goals and eight assists. He has 53 points in 66 games this season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 29 Days

Valtteri Filppula extended his point streak to seven straight games on Thursday night.

Filppula has three markers and eight assists during his scoring spree. He potted his 23rd goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 5-4 win over Ottawa to tie his previous personal best in a year.

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Valterri Filppula recorded two assists in the Lightning's 3-0 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

Now more than ever this year, with Martin St. Louis gone, Tampa Bay needs Filppula to keep creating offense, and that's what he's done lately. The Finn has points in four straight games, and he's posted 21 goals and 27 assists this season. B.J. Crombeen, Michael Kostka, who also got an assist, and Nate Thompson scored the goals for Tampa Bay. Radko Gudas received four penalty minutes.