Valtteri Filppula C TB 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 7 Months

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.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 7 Months

Valtteri Filppula appears to be rounding into form in his past few games after returning to the lineup earlier this month from a ankle injury.

He collected three assists against Florida on Thursday and has picked up a point in each of his past three outings. "I actually thought he was the best player on the ice (Thursday)," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's finally hitting a stride and you have to think he's out a month he couldn't really expected to dive right in. (But) Fill controlled the game, he had the puck on his stick and he was just making plays." Filppula has 46 points in 61 games this season.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 7 Months

Valtteri Filppula (ankle) is ready to return on Tuesday.

That's big news for Tampa Bay as Filppula having a great season. He has 20 goals and 41 points in 56 games, making him one of the primary reasons the Lightning have survived Steve Stamkos' injury.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 7 Months

Valtteri Filppula (ankle) won't return Thursday.

"I wish it was better," Filppula said. "It's getting better, but not good enough to play with. It's frustrating, but hopefully it starts moving a little faster going forward." He's listed as day-to-day and he should be able to play during Tampa Bay's four-game road trip.

Valtteri Filppula C TB 7 Months

Valtteri Filppula (fractured ankle) was on the ice briefly on Friday.

He wanted to test his ankle and skated for 15 minutes. "It felt pretty good, not great, but (Thursday) it was rougher, I couldn't even go out there,'" Filppula said. "So, today it was nice to get skating a little bit. I'm pretty hopeful that when the games get started again that I'll be able to play, but we'll see.'' Stay tuned for more updates as to Filppula's status for Thursday's game.