The Toronto Maple Leafs
' playoff push won't include top-line forward Joffrey Lupul
The team announced Wednesday that Lupul will miss at least three weeks due to a separated shoulder. Also, forward Colby Armstrong
is day-to-day with a broken nose.
Both players were injured in the second period of Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins
Lupul, second on the Leafs with a career-best 67 points, was hit hard in the corner by the Bruins' David Krejci
and he immediately left the game.
Armstrong was injured in a fight with Boston defenseman Dennis Seidenberg
The Leafs have recalled forward Carton Ashton from AHL Toronto. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Tampa Bay Lightning
, the 2009 first-round draft pick likely will make his NHL debut Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins
The Leafs enter the game 12th in the Eastern Conference, five points behind eighth-place Winnipeg.
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