Help coming: Lupul expects to be back Saturday
Toronto forward Joffrey Lupul says he isn’t quite 100 percent, but he’s nonetheless ready to return to the Maple Leafs’ lineup Saturday against Winnipeg after an extended layoff with a fractured forearm.
The Leafs could use all the help they can get. Losers of four straight, including last night’s loss to the Penguins, they’ll face a Jets team that’s won four of five and moved into a playoff spot last night.Lupul has only played three games this season, registering no points. In January, on the heels of a 67-point 2011-12 campaign, he signed a five-year, $26.25 million contract extension.
Lupul: “It’s not like it was before it was broken, but it’s at a point where the doctor think it’s safe to play.”— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 15, 2013