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Joffrey Lupul | Winger | #19

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/23/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 211
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 22 - 9:13 PM

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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.
Jun 20 - 12:13 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

Coach Mike Babcock was asked Wednesday if Joffrey Lupul could be shut down for the rest of the season.

"That's the great thing about being the coach," Babcock said. "You're not the medical person. They have not told me that yet. You are doing your best to get them back, to get them healthy, to get them so they can help the team." Lupul hasn't played since Feb. 6 because of a middle-body injury and there are 27 games left on the schedule.
Source: Toronto Sun
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul is listed on injured reserve on Toronto's website.

He didn't practice on Monday because of a mid-body ailment and will miss at least a week after going on IR.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul didn't skate Monday because of a mid-body injury.

He won't travel with his teammates to Calgary, so he shouldn't be expected to play on Tuesday night. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 12:39:00 PM

With his tally in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal, Joffrey Lupul is now up to 11 goals on the year.

Lupul, however, has just 14 points on the season. And while one can only do so much about acquiring assists, the bloom may be completely off the rose for him.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 11:33:00 PM

Joffrey Lupul snapped an 11-game pointless slump on Tuesday night.

He scored his 10th goal of the season in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Lupul has 13 points in 39 games this season.
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul has gone nine straight games without a point.

He also has a minus-6 rating during that span. Lupul has struggled since returning from a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Babcock spoke to him before practice Tuesday and told him to "loosen up" and play hard.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 08:33:00 AM

Joffrey Lupul will continue to play on what looks like the Maple Leafs' third line.

Lupul will skate alongside Daniel Winnik and Peter Holland. The Buds' top two lines will feature James Van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and P.A.Parenteau and Michael Grabner, Nazem Kadri and Leo Komarov. Needless to say, this will do nothing positive for Lupul's fantasy value. Grabner is the clear winner in this alignment.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 12:22:00 PM

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