Because a day cannot go by without a Detroit Red Wings player suffering an injury, forward Valtteri Filppula is questionable for Wednesday’s game in Los Angeles against the Kings.
Filppula did not practice Tuesday. Take it away, Helene St. James and Ansar Khan:
#RedWings F Valtteri Filppula not on ice. GM Ken Holland says Filppula is a little injured, day-to-day
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 26, 2013
Filppula not skating. Has undisclosed injury. Holland said “we’ll see tomorrow” on his status for Wednesday game.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 26, 2013
Filppula’s absence would force Mike Babcock to, yet again, shuffle his lines. Already out for Wednesday’s game are Darren Helm and Todd Bertuzzi, though the Wings are hoping to have Johan Franzen back in the lineup.
If Franzen does indeed lace ‘em up, he may take Filppula’s spot on Henrik Zetterberg’s line.
Filppula suffered a knee injury while playing overseas during the lockout, though he did not miss any games with the Wings. Ken Holland reportedly said that this latest injury is unrelated to that knee issue.