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Joffrey Lupul doesn't have a timetable for his return and his groin injury is causing him some concerns.
"It's frustrating," Lupul said Thursday morning. "I feel like I'm getting closer, but at this point I can't risk re-aggravating or anything. ... You don't want to have any days where you go back from whatever 80 percent to 60 percent, that's not good." He has missed five straight games already and he's not optimistic about his chances of returning on Saturday.
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Joffrey Lupul collected three assists to help Toronto record a 5-2 victory over the Islanders on Tuesday night.
He has eight goals and 15 points in 19 games this season, but he didn't have a point in his previous three contests. Lupul clicked with replacement center Trevor Smith in Tuesday's win.
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Joffrey Lupul admits that making Team Canada for the Winter Olympics is a long shot for him, but it is something that he has thought about.
"For me, my focus is on this team (Leafs) and helping it win, but things like (the Olympics) are on the back of your mind for sure," Lupul said. "Whatever happens, happens, and ... I have at least elevated my game to where I'm in the conversation. But everyone there is a capable player and they will have a lot of guys who can step in (for Steve Stamkos)." He has eight goals and 12 points in 15 games this season.
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Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto in its 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.
Lupul could've had more if not for Tuukka Rask in the opposing net, as he fired eight shots on net. The goal came via a short-side shot late in the second period. Lupul has eight goals and four assists this season. Paul Ranger notched the helper.
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Joffrey Lupul is open to being used at center if the Leafs need him to.
"I played a little center in Philadelphia, in the same type of situation with guys getting hurt," said Lupul. "And I played a bit of center in junior. It's a big adjustment." For now, Toronto plans to use James van Riemsdyk as their top pivot between Lupul and Phil Kessel.