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Lupul (upper body) day-to-day; Leafs won’t call it concussion

Apr 5, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

The Toronto Maple Leafs are still trying to diagnose Joffrey Lupul after the 29-year-old forward was injured last night against the Flyers.

While Leafs coach Randy Carlyle today refused to call it a concussion (or anything specific) before the evaluation was completed, the play had all the makings of one.

Lupul left Thursday’s game in the first period after he was sandwiched between two Flyers players. He didn’t practice today and it’s being reported he won’t participate in Saturday’s game in New Jersey.

Lupul has already missed 25 games with a forearm injury. He also has a concussion history, having suffered one in 2008 when he was with Philadelphia.

For now, the Leafs are saying Lupul is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

  1. mclovinhockey - Apr 5, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Get well Lupul… anyone seeing all the Leafs fans on facebook calling for the heads of Hall and Rosehill saying this hit was dirty. I was laughing very hard.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 5, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      They were going crazy on NHL.com, talking about the Flyers gameplan to purposely injure Lupul. And saying the NHL mandated that refs not call goalie interference so that Philly makes the playoffs. And ppl say Philly fans are crazy with conspiracy theories. Hopefully Lupul is ok, one of my favorite Flyers when he was here.

    • timsabourin - Apr 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      so you think Rosehill’s contact was clean?

      • ibieiniid - Apr 5, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        hit his head… but didn’t target it. i’d say yes. unfortunate, but clean.

        all 3 Toronto intermission guys said the same immediately after that period.

      • timsabourin - Apr 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        Interesting logic ibeiniid. The only thing ‘clean’ about Rosehill’s contact was his shoulder ‘cleanly’ hitting Lupul’s head. Whether or not he was targetting his head, which I agree he probably wasn’t, he still made flush contact with Lupul’s melon. In other words, not a clean hit.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 5, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        Sometimes in the midst of big hits the head gets contacted, that in no way means it was dirty. Should he have just avoided him because of Lupuls injury history? In case you didn’t notice the Leafs weren’t saints out there. For all the crap the Flyers get for being “dirty” it seems as if the Leafs are attempting to emulate that type of game. They employ plenty of sandpaper-type players. Rosehill did not target the head, throw an elbow, Or leave his feet… so not dirty. It was unfortunate but clean.

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