The Toronto Maple Leafs are still trying to diagnose Joffrey Lupul after the 29-year-old forward was injured last night against the Flyers.
While Leafs coach Randy Carlyle today refused to call it a concussion (or anything specific) before the evaluation was completed, the play had all the makings of one.
Lupul left Thursday’s game in the first period after he was sandwiched between two Flyers players. He didn’t practice today and it’s being reported he won’t participate in Saturday’s game in New Jersey.
Lupul has already missed 25 games with a forearm injury. He also has a concussion history, having suffered one in 2008 when he was with Philadelphia.
Carlyle on Lupul having concussion: “No that’s a bad word. We don’t use that word until we’re 100 per cent sure on any of those situations.”
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) April 5, 2013
For now, the Leafs are saying Lupul is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.