Skip to main content

Leafs' Bozak out 7-10 days with lower-body injury, no fracture for Lupul

TORONTO - Joffrey Lupul could be back soon for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but the news wasn't so good regarding Tyler Bozak.

Bozak is expected to miss at least 7-10 days with a lower-body injury, coach Randy Carlyle said after the Leafs' 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

"With Bozak, he'll be a little while here," Carlyle said. "That could get updated here as we go forward until we get a proper assessment."

Bozak suffered the injury Friday night in Columbus. He did not play the final eight minutes in the loss to the Blue Jackets and the team announced about an hour before faceoff against the Penguins that the 27-year-old centre would not be in the lineup.

Lupul missed the past two games with a bone bruise in his foot, but Carlyle said a CT scan revealed no fracture. The winger is expected to travel with the team on its road trip to Western Canada.

"We're hopeful that he will play in Edmonton on Tuesday night," Carlyle said.

With Bozak and Lupul out against Pittsburgh, Carter Ashton was called up from the Toronto Marlies and played 11:34.

Bozak has three goals and three assists in 11 games this season. Lupul has six goals and four assists in 10 games.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_19118979

Cole Schwindt Is Now One To Watch in Calgary

Cole Schwindt might have been an afterthought in the Matthew Tkachuk trade. But his value to the Calgary Flames could be extremely important moving forward.

Nick Robertson

What's It Like to Compete For an NHL Roster Spot?

The stress of the NHL roster bubble is intense this time of year. How do two players at different ends of their careers handle the stress of trying to crack the lineup?

Manon

Five Of The Coolest NHL Preseason Moments Ever

From Pavel Bure's skate-to-stick goal to Manon Rhéaume making NHL history, let's take look at some of the coolest moments to happen during the preseason.