IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
4 weeks ago

Lupul, who missed the entire Maple Leafs' campaign with a sports hernia injury, failed a physical at the end of the season, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

A versatile but injury-prone winger, it's been widely speculated that Lupul may have placed his last game. The Buds have him under contract for one more year at $5.25 million, at which point he'd become an unrestricted free agent. If he does, in fact, hang up his skates for good, Lupul will finish with 420 points (205 goals, 215 assists) in 701 career contests split between the Ducks, Oilers, Flyers and Leafs.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
1 month ago

Lupul was left unprotected by the Maple Leafs for the upcoming expansion draft, despite missing the entire season to injury. All other NHL players who missed the whole season because of injury were ruled ineligible for the draft, reports the Toronto Star.

EDGE Analysis

"None of the draft exemptions were automatic," said NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly. "Each were evaluated on a case-by-case basis. That includes Lupul." So, that means one of two things. Either Loops believes he's healthy enough to play or Leafs' general manager Lou Lamoriello has a deal with Vegas GM George McPhee to take Lupul and stay away from someone like Kerby Rychel or Brendan Leipsic. The Leafs would need to sweeten the deal for the Knights to take Lupul's $5.25 million deal off their hands. But that contract would certainly help them reach the cap floor of $55.4 million.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
6 months ago

Lupul remains on Toronto's long-term injured reserve list.

EDGE Analysis

Loops and his $5.25 million salary remain on the Leafs' payroll, but they get cap relief for that amount. Lupul was unable to start the season with the team after failing a team physical in September. He has one more year on his contract, but he will be 34 heading into next season and his career is in jeopardy.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
10 months ago

Lupul (sports hernia) will start the 2016-17 season on injured reserve, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lupul has been dogged by injuries the last several seasons and could eventually find himself on long-term IR if he continues to be sidelined. For now, it appears the team is going to stick with him and hope that he can return to action later this year. During his abridged 2015-16 campaign, the veteran garnered just 11 goals and three helpers.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
1 year ago

Lupul (sports hernia) is a buyout candidate after playing in just 280 games in the last six seasons.

EDGE Analysis

The game has passed the oft-injured winger by, so the Leafs will need to trade him, buy him out or give him the Stephane Robidas rot on long-term IR treatment. Lupul is owed nine million over the next two seasons, but it's a widely-known secret around Toronto that he's played his last game in blue and white.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
1 year ago

Lupul (sports hernia) is currently able to participate in light training activities and is expected to return in time for 2016-17 training camp, Dhiren Mahiban of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lupul made just 46 appearances this season before suffering a sports hernia in early February. He still has two years remaining on his current contract with Toronto and figures to take on a similar role with the team during the 2016-17 campaign while playing on the wing.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
1 year ago

Lupul (abdomen) will miss the remainder of the season, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lupul will undergo surgery to repair a sports hernia, and will be shut down for the remainder of the season as a result. There's no reason for the Maple Leafs to rush Lupul back, as they've been out of the playoff hunt for quite some time, and would be wise to use the final 24 games of the season to evaluate the young talent within their organization. 2015-16 was another relatively disappointing campaign for Lupul, as he finished the season with just 14 points (11 goals, three assists) in 46 games. The 32-year-old winger should be ready for the start of next season's training camp.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
1 year ago

Lupul will not travel with the team out west on the upcoming road trip due to a middle-body injury, Rob Langley of the Toronto Sun reports. The NHL Media site also indicates that he's been placed on injured reserve.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear exactly when Lupul sustained the mid-body injury, but it will likely cost him at least four games. He'll first be eligible to return Feb. 15 against the Blackhawks, but there's no guarantee he will be healthy at that point. The team should continue to update his status as the winger nears a potential return to the lineup, but the Leafs recalled three forwards to add some extra depth in the meantime.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
2 years ago

Lupul scored his first goal in 12 games in Tuesday's win over the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

It's just his third goal in 21 games. Well, it's actually just his third point in the same number of games. Loops has struggled to put up numbers this season, so we're not hopeful this is a sign of anything. But maybe, just maybe, the monkey is off his back. It still doesn't make him worthy of activation -- Lupul registered a minus-8 rating in those 21 games.

IRJoffrey Lupul
LW FA
2 years ago

Lupul (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday night versus the Lightning, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lupul missed the past five games with the lower-body ailment. The crafty winger is streaky when it comes to offensive production, though he does already have eight goals on the season.