Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
2 weeks ago

Filppula inked a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Islanders on Sunday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

You may have heard that the Islanders found themselves in the market for a center. Filppula won't replace John Tavares, not even a little, but he has a bit of punch offensively. He tallied 11 goals and 22 assists last season, although he only put 70 shots on net in 81 games.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
3 months ago

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he wants to re-sign Filppula, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Finn generated a shorthanded goal and two assists over six games in the conference quarterfinals loss to the Penguins, but all of that production transpired in Game 5 last Friday. Filppula is a 34-year-old with a high hockey IQ and the Flyers -- who ranked 29th overall in killing off penalties during the regular season -- can ill-afford to lose one of their best line defensemen in that critical special teams situation. However, it's worth noting that Filppula made $5 million annually on a five-year contract, meaning Hextall will probably need to get creative if he's serious about re-signing the veteran.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
3 months ago

Filppula recorded a shorthanded goal and two assists on four shots during a 4-2 victory over the Penguins on Friday. But the Penguins still lead the series 3-2.

EDGE Analysis

Sean Couturier returned for this one, but the Flyers still needed production from other areas besides their top line to extend the series. They received it from Filppula, who made the play of the game, converting a short-handed attempt into a goal and tying the game late in the second period. He also assisted the empty-net score. Those were his first three points of the 2018 postseason, but Filppula has 25 goals and 82 points in his playoff career.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
4 months ago

Filppula (arm) will suit up for Sunday's contest against the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, Filppula missed just one contest -- Wednesday's 2-1 win in Colorado --with his arm injury. The 34-year-old forward has 11 goals and 33 points in 77 games played this season. His return is great for the Flyers, as the team is looking to hold on to its playoff spot down the stretch.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
4 months ago

Filppula is not in the lineup Wednesday due to an arm injury suffered Tuesday against the Stars, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Filppula was still expected to play despite the injury, but it appears he will indeed be unavailable for the contest. Without him, Dale Weise will enter the lineup for the Flyers, while Jordan Weal could be a candidate to join the power-play unit for the contest. Filppula's next opportunity to return comes Sunday when the team squares off against the Bruins.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
4 months ago

Filppula registered an assist during Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran Finn has slotted into more of a supporting role this season with an average of just 16:32 of ice time per game. While he's still collected a respectable 11 goals and 22 assists, those numbers aren't good enough to warrant a roster spot in the majority of settings. Filppula is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so the 34-year-old forward's long-term fantasy outlook is up in the air.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
5 months ago

Filppula contributed two assists in Sunday's 7-4 road win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is deployed in all situations, but he's currently hovering under the 17-minute mark for a Flyers team that's welcomed Nolan Patrick -- the second overall pick in the 2017 draft -- into the top six. Filppula's definitely not a high-volume shooter, hoisting only 55 shots through 59 games, but perhaps he should be putting more rubber on net based on a conversion rate of 18.2 percent.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
5 months ago

Filppula has recorded just three goals, seven assists and 25 shots through 29 games since his last multi-point outing on Dec. 4.

EDGE Analysis

Among all Philadelphia forwards with at least 500 minutes of five-on-five ice time this season, Filppula's 1.0 points per hour rank last. Additionally, he skated with Jori Lehtera and Dale Weise on the fourth line against Vegas on Sunday, which isn't an encouraging even-strength assignment. Even with a role on the No. 2 power-play unit, Filppula's not a recommended fantasy option in the majority of settings.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
7 months ago

Filppula scored a goal, recorded three shots and received a minor penalty during Friday's 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The tally snapped a six-game pointless stretch and has Filppula at just nine goals and eight assists through 38 games. The production is especially discouraging because the veteran Finn has logged 2:17 of power-play time per game and been given a shot in a top-six role for stretches throughout the season. It's probably safe to continue avoiding Filppula in most fantasy settings.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
7 months ago

Filppula collected a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating through 20:58 of ice time during Monday's 5-2 win over Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

This was Filppula's first goal in 11 games, and he recorded just two assists and 10 shots during that scoring drought. The veteran center has seven tallies and six helpers through 27 contests for the season, which is underwhelming production considering he's averaging 17:04 of ice time (2:21 with the man advantage) per game. It's probably best to leave Filppula to the waiver wire in most fantasy settings.