Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul will have a phone hearing on Friday for his cross check on Red Wings forward Justing Abdelkder in the first period of Wednesday's Winter Classic.
Lupul was assessed a two-minute cross-checking minor on the play but could also face a suspension. A phone-hearing means that he won't be suspended for more than five games, which is good news for the Maple Leafs, who have already had a number of key players suspended this season.
Lupul (groin) has receieved medical clearance to dress in tonight's game against the KIngs.
Lupul missed the last seven games but will suit up tonight on a line with Nikolai Kulemin and Peter Holland. Before getting hurt Lupul hadn't recorded a point in his last three games, but he has eight goals and seven assists (15 points) in 22 games.
Lupul (groin) will return tomorrow, barring any unforeseen setback.
Lupul missed the last seven games but is expected to return tomorrow and skate on the third line with Peter Holland and Nikolai Kulemin. Lupul will also replace Mason Raymond on the second power-play unit. Lupes has eight goals and seven assists in 22 games.
Lupul (groin) skated on a regular line at practice this morning, could return on Wednesday.
Lupul skated with Peter Holland and Nikolai Kulemin in practice this morning, so there is a good chance he returns against the Kings. He missed the last seven games with a grade 2 groin strain. Monitor his status during Thursday's morning skate.
Lupul (groin) is taking part in the Leafs optional skate.
Lupul has missed the last six games with a groin injury, but his participation in the optional skate suggests there is a chance that he suits up tonight vs. Buffalo. Monitor his status throughout the day.
No surprise as Lupul was not really expected to return tonight and with the Maple Leafs not having a morning skate, it really made no sense for him to try and return. The Leafs are back in action tomorrow, consider him questionable for the meeting with the Bruins.
Lupul was a full participant at Maple Leafs practice this morning, but his status for Saturday's game remains up in the air.
Lupul has missed the last five games with a groin injury that he suffered on November 25 against the Blue Jackets. He was expected to miss two weeks so if he returns tomorrow it would be a few days earlier than expected, but his particpation in practice suggests that he should be good to go. Monitor his status during Saturday's morning skate.
Lupul says he is day-to-day with a groin strain, he is uncertain if he will be available for the weekends games.
Lupul skated for the second straight day and appears to be progressing rather quickly. He was expected to miss two weeks, so if he plays this weekend he would be a few days ahead of schedule. Monitor his status as the weekend approaches.
Lupul is likely still a week away from returning to the Maple Leafs lineup, but his return to the ice this morning with the team, albeit as an extra, is a good sign for the winger. The Maple Leafs are hampered by injuries, so Lupul return would be immense.
Lupul has missed the last three games after suffering a Grade 2 groin strain last Monday. He is expected to miss two weeks, so he will likely miss the Maple Leafs four games this week but could be back next Wednesday vs. Boston. Monitor his status as the week progresses.