Fil is back:
Update: Helene St. James confirms on the Free Press’s website:
The Finnish forward is rejoining the Wings, for whom he played from 2005-2013. Yzerman has history with Filppula, having signed him in 2013 to a five-year, $25 million deal while general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Filppula, 35, is an underwhelming but safe choice, a solid two-way guy who will be a good fit in the locker room, can play center or wing, and both special teams.
I wonder about Frans Nielsen’s future on #RedWings…Nielsen and Filppula basically the same player, more or less. Don’t need 2 of these on a rebuilding team, ideally— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) July 1, 2019