Mar 15, 2013, 1:31 PM EST
Toronto forward Joffrey Lupul says he isn’t quite 100 percent, but he’s nonetheless ready to return to the Maple Leafs’ lineup Saturday against Winnipeg after an extended layoff with a fractured forearm.
The Leafs could use all the help they can get. Losers of four straight, including last night’s loss to the Penguins, they’ll face a Jets team that’s won four of five and moved into a playoff spot last night.
Lupul has only played three games this season, registering no points. In January, on the heels of a 67-point 2011-12 campaign, he signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract extension.
Lupul: “It’s not like it was before it was broken, but it’s at a point where the doctor think it’s safe to play.”
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 15, 2013
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 9
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 21
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 58
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 29
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 16
- What’s up with the reports of problems in the Blackhawks’ room? 40
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight 82
- Lombardi happy to get ‘one of the better defenseman on the market’ in Sekera 3
- NHL on NBCSN: Wild need two points from NHL-leading Preds 21
- Video: Potential No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid goes end-to-end, top shelf 9
- Leafs’ Rielly apologizes for insensitive remarks (86)
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (82)
- Chiarelli understands scrutiny on GM and coach, but says, ‘It’s unfortunate that we’re under review for one year’ (69)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (65)