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Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul to miss at least six weeks with fractured forearm

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 7:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is expected to miss at least six weeks due to a fractured forearm.

He suffered the injury in the second period of Wednesday night's 5-2 road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lupul was in front of the net during a power play when he was hit in the arm by a slapshot from teammate Dion Phaneuf.

Lupul left the game immediately and did not return.

Lupul was placed on the team's injured reserve list and forward Matt Frattin was recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, the Leafs said in a release before Thursday's home game against the New York Islanders.

Frattin has 17 points (9-8) in 21 games for the Marlies this season.

Lupul, who signed a five-year contract extension last Sunday, recorded 25 goals and 42 assists last season and made the all-star team for the first time. He did not record a point in three games this season.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round