Found December 05, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
Sometimes teams do just enough to help their cause that they end up winning games they might otherwise lose, and sometimes they do the opposite, committing the precie amount of errors and inattentiveness to detail necessary to shoot themselves in both feet. On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings played a plain old sloppy game, especially after losing Valtteri Filppula’s services in the middle of the first period, and between giving up 19 second period shots, a shorthanded goal and playing jumbled, clunkily-executed hockey, the Wings coughed up a 1-0 lead and a salvaged 2-2 tie in dropping a 4-2 decision to the Avalanche, ending a seven-game winning streak and remaning two points behind the Central Division-leading Chicago Blackhawks—and five points out of eleventh place—in the jam-packed Western Conference standings. Continue reading "Red Wings-Avalanche wrap-up and more realignment talk"

Red Wings LW Filppula to sit out Tuesday's game

Detroit Red Wings left wing Valtteri Filppula will sit out Tuesday's game against St. Louis due to a shin laceration Filppula was hurt in Sunday's loss at Colorado when he was cut by a skate. He required stitches to close a small but deep wound. The 27-year-old Filppula has eight goals and 13 assists in 25 games this season. He was on a tear with five goals in five games...

Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula’s status uncertain, but it appears he escaped serious injury’s Bill Roose offers at least decent news regarding Valtteri Filppula, who suffered a skate cut to the back of his left leg when he was accidentally slew-footed by Colorado Avalanche forward David Jones on Sunday: #RedWings practicing at Scottrade Center. Valtteri Filppula (cut leg) is not on the ice. Not known if he’ll play Tue. @DetroitRedWings #NHL Well...

Wings Will Play Tonight Without Filppula

George asked me to update with any news on Flippula while he was out for a few hours… from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula won’t play in tonight’s game at St. Louis (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Detroit) due to the deep cut he sustained on his lower right shin Sunday in Colorado. Filppula skated today at Scottrade Center, but didn’t feel comfortable...

Red Wings unsure of Valtteri Filppula’s status after suffering skate blade cut

To employ a technical term, Valtteri Filppula appeared to suffer an innocuous injury to the back of his left leg when felled by an inadvertent slew-foot by Colorado Avalanche forward David Jones during the Wings’ 4-2 loss to the Avs on Sunday, but skate blade cuts have a way of turning nasty, which is why Wings coach Mike Babcock was worried about Filppula, as he told DetroitRedWings...

Red Wings-Blues game-day updates: Fil out, Cleary promoted, realignment talk and shared respect

As a<a href='">Paul ever-so-kindly noted</a> while I was out, Valtteri Filppula will miss tonight’s game between the <a href=""...

Cut won't keep Filppula down

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Valtteri Filppula was counting his lucky stars Monday afternoon. With 4:24 left in the first period of Sunday’s 4-2 loss at the Pepsi Center, Filppula was accidentally cut by a skate blade of a Colorado player. The ...

More kettlebell and more mid-day Red Wings news

As we await news on Valtteri Filppula’s status for tonight’s Red Wings-Blues game (7:30 PM EST, FSD/Versus/TSN2/WXYT), we’ll start our survey of Red Wings-related news on an important charitable note, via the Wings’ Twitter account and Wings community relations manager Christy Hammond, several high-profile members of the Red Wings’ team and management are going to take...

Filppula's leg cut by skate blade

DENVER, Colo. – The Red Wings may have lost more than a game Sunday at Pepsi Center. Valtteri Filppula, who is off to the best start of his NHL career with 21 points and a plus-9 rating, was cut on the leg above the skate boot. The seriou...

Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula OK after cut to leg, may play Tuesday

Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula needed stitches to close the gash but said today he feels fine and may play against the Blues Tuesday if he can get his skate adjusted so it doesn't run against the wound.

Danny Cleary in for Valtteri Filppula tonight as Red Wings take on Blues

Filppula suffered a cut above his right ankle Sunday, and while he skated this morning at Scottrade Center, the pain was too much.

Red Wings-Blues Preview

After struggling against one of the NHL's best scoring teams, the St. Louis Blues might have another challenge in trying to stop the perennially potent Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings, though, may not have forward Valtteri Filppula available for Tuesday night's visit to the Scottrade Center. In giving up 2.12 goals per game, the Blues (14-9-3) have been one of the NHL...

Red Wings-Avalanche quick take: sloppy

The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 4-2 decision to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night,, surrendering a 1-0 lead and a 2-2 tie’s worth of momentum mostly via self-inflicted wounds (Ryan Jones’ slew-foot on Valtteri Filppula, who left with a “lower-body” injury which Wings coach Mike Babcock informed Trevor Thompson involved a skate cut above his right ankle). The Wings’...
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