Filppula Out Two Months with Knee Injury

Locked out Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for two months in a game for Jokerit Helsinki, the Finnish club announced on Wednesday.

Filppula had played 16 games on a lockout contract with Jokerit, returning to the team he came up with and reuniting with his brother, one-time Red Wings’ prospect Ilari Filppula.  He currently sits third on the team in scoring with six goals and nine assists.

The injury – which MLive’s Ansar Khan reports is a sprained right MCL – occurred in a game on Monday.

Filppula is the third Red Wing to have been injured during the lockout.  Cory Emmerton broke a finger in his debut for Finland’s SaiPa Lappeenranta and Darren Helm fractured his cheekbone during an informal skate in the Detroit area.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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