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Report: Ducks' Lupul to miss start of season

Tuesday, 08.24.2010 / 11:55 AM / 2010 Offseason News

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Report: Ducks' Lupul to miss start of season
Anaheim Ducks forward Joffrey Lupul, who missed a significant portion of last season due to back surgery and a subsequent infection, is not expected to be ready for the start of this season, according to a TSN report.

The 26-year-old Lupul has been sidelined by a reoccurrence of a blood infection in his back. The discomfort has caused him to stop training for the time being.

"It's really frustrating," Lupul told the Orange County Register. "I haven't played hockey in a long time. I was hoping to be ready on day one of camp. But now my focus has changed. I want to get rid of this. I'm very confident I can get back playing and playing well."

The Ducks have no timetable for Lupul's return while he undergoes a four-week course of antibiotics. He will not engage in any physical activity during that time.

Lupul, the No. 7 pick by Anaheim in the 2002 Entry Draft, returned to the Ducks last season in a trade with the Flyers and played in 23 games, registering 10 goals and 14 points, before he underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his back. An infection then kept him out for the remainder of the season.


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