Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
2015 NHL Draft

Lupul out for Leafs' game at Blue Jackets with bone bruise in foot

Friday, 10.25.2013 / 11:45 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends

Lupul out for Leafs' game at Blue Jackets with bone bruise in foot

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Joffrey Lupul was absent from the Maple Leafs' morning skate a day after suffering a bruised foot in practice.

Lupul took a shot off his foot Thursday and went for X-rays, according to coach Randy Carlyle. He made the trip to Columbus for Friday night's game against the Blue Jackets but was not on the ice with the rest of his teammates at Nationwide Arena.

Winger Josh Leivo, recalled after Lupul's injury, took line rushes in his place alongside Jay McClement and Nazem Kadri.

David Clarkson is set to make his Leafs debut after serving a 10-game suspension. He practised with Mason Raymond and David Bolland again Friday morning.

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier is expected to start. He's 2-1 with a 2.02 goals-against average and .928 save percentage in his career against the Blue Jackets.

Toronto could get Frazer McLaren back after the enforcer missed significant time with a broken right pinky finger, though that was unclear at the morning skate.

Blue Jackets tough guy Jared Boll missed the morning skate with a stomach illness, but coach Todd Richards said he didn't expect it to be enough to keep him out against the Leafs.

Reigning Vezina Trophy-winner Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to start in goal for Columbus.

Quote of the Day

After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.

— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016