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Lupul gone 3-4 weeks with separated shoulder

Mar 7, 2012, 1:24 PM EDT

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Welp, that should just about do it for Toronto. The team announced today that forward Joffrey Lupul will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a separated shoulder.

Lupul was injured last night on a hit by Boston forward David Krejci.

The 28-year-old ranks second in Leafs scoring with 25 goals and 42 assists. Not to mention, most of that production has come alongside Phil Kessel, who’s now without his favorite linemate.

With just 16 games remaining, Toronto sits 12th in the Eastern Conference, five points back of eighth-place Winnipeg. And given the recent play of the Leafs’ goaltending and defense, and now the injury to Lupul, a turnaround doesn’t appear imminent.

  1. hawknuts - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    their is now another big hole in the bottom of the boat that is the toronto maple leafs

  2. babar61 - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    Yikes…stick another gigantic fork in Toronto.

  3. drewsylvania - Mar 7, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Lupul got this injury from pulling a 180 as Krejci was coming in to hit him, thus crashing into the boards face-first. “Don’t board yourself” should go alongside “keep your head up” as important safety tips for NHL players.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Jason wins the Understatement of the Week Award for: “…a turnaround doesn’t appear imminent.”

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM


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