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The Man Advantage: More PP Injury Replacements

Mark McLarney

Mark McLarney

Mark McLarney writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

More PP Injury Replacements

A few items to note, now that we are roughly at the quarter-pole in this latest NHL regular season.

In Tampa Bay, with All-Star center Steven Stamkos out with a broken leg, the Lightning are using Valtteri Filppula in his spot centering the top power play line. In the six games since Stamkos' injury, Filppula has been averaging almost four minutes on the PP, and three of his four points over that stretch (3G, 1A) have come with the man advantage. He's currently lining up alongside Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell on the top unit, along with second-year player Tyler Johnson. Johnson has been quite effective at even strength lately, with a goal and three assists over his last four games, but he hasn't registered a PP point in almost a month.

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