Finland's hopes of winning a medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics took a hit as injuries to Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula and Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will prevent both from playing for Finland in the Winter Games in Sochi.

Forwards Jarkko Immonen and Sakari Salminen, both of whom are playing for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the KHL, will replace them on the Finnish team, according to Urheilusanomat, a Finnish media outlet.

Koivu has not been cleared to play following ankle surgery performed on Jan. 6, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Filppula left Thursday's game with what was later diagnosed as a non-displaced fractured ankle, according to the Tampa Tribune.

Because of the Olympic break, Filppula is expected to miss only a few games for the Lightning.