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Leafs' Lupul faces hearing for check vs. Lightning

Thursday, 03.21.2013 / 9:12 AM / News

NHL.com

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul faces a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Thursday afternoon.

The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: illegal check to the head. The incident occurred at the :45 mark of the third period during a game Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Air Canada Centre.

Lupul was assessed a two-minute minor for illegal check to the head following a check against Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman in the neutral zone.

Toronto won the game, 4-2

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory