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Lightning forward Filppula to miss Olympics with broken ankle

TSN.ca Staff

2/7/2014 11:50:43 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced forward Valtteri Filppula will miss approximately three weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle.

The injury will keep the Finnish forward out of the Olympics.

The 29-year-old has 20 goals and 41 points in 56 games this season, his first with Tampa Bay.

In other injury news, goalie Ben Bishop is officially listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.