Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
6 days ago

Filppula doesn't have a point in his last six contests for the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

This scoreless streak coincides with the lack of offense by the Islanders over this stretch as they only have 12 goals in their past seven games. Fillppula has been solid overall as he does have seven goals in 29 games and has been a welcome addition to the penalty kill unit. Filppula does have a no-trade clause in his contract, but if the Islanders fall out of playoff contention, he could attract some attention before the trade deadline in February.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
1 month ago

Filppula has only lit the lamp once in his last 11 games for the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Filppula has been a mainstay as the third-line center for the Islanders this season. Filppula has also been a big part of the reason why the Islanders penalty kill unit is vastly improved from last season. This year Filppula has five goals and four assists in 17 games and has been a valuable veteran addition. Filppula has a no-trade clause in his contract so even if the Isles fall out of playoff contention as this season rolls along, he may not be headed elsewhere, at least not without his consent.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
2 months ago

Filppula registered two goals -- including a shorthanded tally -- to go along with an assist in Thursday's 7-2 road win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Filppula is fitting in quite well with the Islanders, as he's now up to four goals and six total points to complement a plus-5 rating with his new team. His primary area of expertise is killing off penalties, but if history is any indication, the Finn should still be able to fall in the mid-30s for points this season. Filppula is actually averaging a point per game early on, but there's obviously no way that he'll sustain a gaudy shooting percentage of 57.1.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
2 months ago

Filppula scored for the second time this season in the Islanders 4-3 loss to Nashville on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Filppula was one of several low budget additions to the Islanders during the offseason and is paying early dividends. Filppula is centering the fourth-line with Leo Komarov and Tanner Fritz flanking him. Filppula hasn't receiving any power play time and that is unlikely to change. Flippula provides the Islanders with solid depth down the middle but will continue to average between 12 and 13 minutes of ice time per game.

Valtteri Filppula
C NYI
6 months 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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.