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Finland to be without Koivu, Filppula

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Finnish hockey team lost two key forwards as it was announced Friday that both Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu and Tampa Bay's Valtteri Filppula both withdrew from the Sochi Olympics due to injury.

Koivu has been sidelined since suffering a fractured ankle on Jan. 4 against the Washington Capitals.

Filppula is expected to be sidelined three weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right ankle. He was hurt during the Lightning's 4-1 loss Thursday to Toronto.