Good news from the Free Press...
Valtteri Filppula had the cast removed from his broken right wrist Monday and skated after the Detroit Red Wings practiced today at Joe Louis Arena. Filppula wore a splint but said it was just a precaution and that he won't normally wear it. He said he remains on schedule to return later this month.
#1 Happiest person to hear this news: My girlfriend.
#2 Happiest person: Valterri Filppula
#3 Happiest person: Ville "Lost without you, Val" Leino
#4 Happiest person: The creator of this site
#5 Happiest person: every other female Wings fan
Here's a quote that, taken out of context, would get our female fanbase (and a few dudes, there's nothing wrong with it) pretty excited:
"It's really stiff. Have to be patient with it and try to get mobility back."--Valtteri Filppula