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Joffrey Lupul of Maple Leafs out with groin trouble

When Maple Leafs departed for Pittsburgh and a 3 match road trip earlier on Tuesday, Joffrey Lupul was going through a MRI scan for his newest mishap. It is suspected that it is a groin tear. Randy Carlyle, the coach, told that the primary diagnosis on Joffrey following Monday’s 6 – 0 loss to Columbus was a Grade Two strain.

Grade Two is the severity presently sidelining Jonathan Quick, the goalkeeper of Los Angeles Kings, the last few weeks; though Randy put Joffrey Lupul in day-to-day category till MRI results comes out. He stated that this would be a miracle if Joffrey Lupul was to come back the Maple Leafs in time for the final date of the tour in Montreal. There would be a stop in Buffalo a night before that.

The 2nd line left winger has fifteen points in twenty one matches earlier this year and 118 in hundred and thirty one matches as a Leaf. Randy was coaching Anaheim Ducks when Joffrey’s problems on the medical front intensified with an infection and back surgery.

When he entered the Maple Leafs, he was a catalyst in serving the side gets close to a play-off match position till his point a game pace was stopped by an injured shoulder. A damaged forearm from a Dion Phaneuf hit added to hold him to only sixteen of 48 matches schedule in 2013 in Joffrey’s 1st full season. He has already survived a few near misses this year. At times, Joffrey could not help putting himself at risk.