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Joffrey Lupul | Winger | #91

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Joffrey Lupul has failed his second physical and can be placed on long-term injured reserve.
The NHL confirmed the initial diagnosis after Lupul failed his team physical before training camp. Toronto will place Lupul ($5.25 million) and Nathan Horton ($5.3 million) on LTIR once the season starts for some cap relief. Lupul hasn't played for the Leafs since February 2016. Tue, Oct 3, 2017 12:37:00 PM

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According to TSN, Joffrey Lupul was slated to undergo a test Monday to determine if he can be placed on long-term injured reserve to start the 2017-18 season.

The NHL wants to determine if Lupul's injuries are severe enough to warrant putting him on LTIR. "I know as much as you do," Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello said Monday. "His status is the same unless something different develops." Toronto wants to get Lupul's $5.25-million cap hit off the books, so they will be hoping that there isn't an issue with their initial announcement that the winger failed his training camp physical.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Although Joffrey Lupul isn't seeking a second opinion after failing his physical, it now sounds like the NHL will ask an independent doctor to medically evaluate him.

Lupul failed his physical with the Maple Leafs, but then claimed on his Instagram account that the Leafs cheated. He deleted that post and apologized in a statement, calling his response "inappropriate." He added that he will not be seeking a second opinion despite the fact that it would have been within his rights to do so.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul took to Twitter Wednesday night to apologize for recent comments he made on social media.

"I responded earlier this week to some negative comments on Instagram. It was an inappropriate response, and I deleted it, but I take full responsibility," Lupul said in a statement. It's been extremely tough not being able to play over the past 1.5 years. I will not be seeking a second opinion, but I hope one day to get back on the ice. I apologize to the media, fans, Leafs organization, and most of all my teammates for this unneeded distraction." Lupul called out the Leafs on his Instagram account following his supposed failed physical, but he deleted the comment shortly afterward. He has one more season left on his contract and then he can test the open market.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul is permitted to seek a second medical opinion regarding his failed physical under the terms of the CBA.

TSN's Darren Dreger noted that Lupul would have until Thursday at 5 p.m. ET to go that direction. It's unclear at this time if he will decide to pursue this. If he doesn't then the Maple Leafs will place him on long-term injured reserve.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul called out the Toronto Maple Leafs on his Instagram account.

Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello reported last week that Lupul failed his physical, so he wouldn't be cleared for training camp. "Haha failed physical. They cheat, everyone lets them," Lupul wrote on Instagram in response to a fan's question about the situation. The comment has been deleted, but it has created waves. The Maple Leafs declined to comment, but this could be a situation for the NHL Players' Association to investigate.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul failed his medical evaluation, according to Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello.

Lupul didn't play at all last season and he hasn't been in the lineup since February 2016 when he had sports hernia surgery. This is the final season of his contract. Lamoriello also said that Nathan Horton didn't pass his medical.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:28:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul took a team physical after the Leafs' campaign and didn't pass it.

Lupul hasn't played since February 2016 when he had sports hernia surgery. He's entering the final season of his five-year, $26.25 million contract, but it's not clear if there's any chance of him being available at any point during the upcoming campaign.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017 09:13:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul is available to be taken in the expansion draft.

Lupul missed the entire 2016-17 season because of injury and hasn't played since February 2016 after he had sports hernia surgery, but oddly enough he was eligible for the expansion draft. That could indicate that he feels healthy enough to play again or perhaps Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello has a deal worked out with Vegas to take the final year of Lupul's contract. That would prevent the Golden Knights from taking Brendan Leipsic or Kerby Rychel in the expansion draft.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul began training camp on the injured reserve list.

Lupul underwent sports hernia surgery in February and hasn't played since. "It is with deep regret that I will be unable to attend training camp and start the season with the Leafs due to injury," Lupul said. "I pledge to work hard with a view to return to playing this season. Hockey is the only life I have known. This is an extremely emotional time for me. Accordingly, I will not be making any further comment at this time." Lupul rehabbed over the summer, but has experienced discomfort while skating. The decision for him to start on the injured reserve was made after he went through the team's physical. It's not clear how long he'll be out for.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:13:00 PM

It is believed that Joffrey Lupul has been deemed unfit to play by Maple Leafs doctors and will be placed on the injured reserve list to start the season.

Lupul will reportedly address the media on Thursday after Toronto's training camp roster is released and we should get an official word on his status. He has missed a total of 124 games over the last five seasons due to a plethora of injuries.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 08:33:00 AM

Playing Joffrey Lupul may be Toronto's best option in 2016-17.

He has two years left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.25 million per season, so attempts to trade him have been unsuccessful. If a team was willing to take him then it would probably cost the Leafs a pick or a prospect to sweeten the deal. Buying him out would have him on the cap for the next four years. Lupul is also healthy, at least for the time being, so Toronto can't banish him to long-term injured reserve like they did to Stephane Robidas last year.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul still wants to play hockey even if it isn't with the Maple Leafs.

"I'm playing the waiting game," Lupul said Saturday. "I'm trying to get healthy. That's my focus right now. I haven't heard anything (from the Leafs). I really can't tell you anything. I'm just playing the waiting game now." There has been plenty of speculation that Toronto doesn't want him back, but it's still unclear how the situation will play out.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:09:00 AM

Toronto GM Lou Lamoriello was tight lipped about the status of Joffrey Lupul for next season.

When he was asked if Lupul will be at training camp he said, "that's an unknown right now." There has been some speculation that the Leafs will try to get out from under Lupul's contract somehow. Toronto was unable to trade him after he picked up just 14 points in 46 outings in 2015-16.
Source: Toronto Sun
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul has undergone sports hernia surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign.

Lupul will consequently finish the campaign with 11 goals and 14 points in 46 contests. He's struggled in recent years, both on the ice and in terms of staying healthy, but he's signed through 2017-18 with a $5.25 million annual cap hit.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 06:55:00 PM

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