Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula leaves Rangers game with lower-body injury

DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula was knocked out of the New York Rangers game with a lower-body injury.

The Red Wings announced in the third period of Monday night’s game that Filppula would not return.

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He had 31 points in his first 49 games this season.

Filppula left on the same night Pavel Datsyuk returned to the lineup after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist.