Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul fired wrists shots, took some backhands and drilled one-timers at the net off passes from strengthening coach Anthony Belza before the team took the ice for their practice Monday. Lupul, 29, also skated hard and did numerous turning drills with Leafs skating coach Barbara Underhill. And then Lupul skated for about 30 minutes with the fourth line at practice before leaving the ice. It was the first time that he had been skating with the team since being sidelined with a broken forearm on Jan. 23. He was supposed to miss six weeks, putting his return somewhere around mid-March. After practice, Lupul said he wouldn’t be flying with the team to Winnipeg and will again be skating on his own on Tuesday at the MasterCard Centre. “It’s still day to day for me right now,” Lupul said after the practice. “I’m at seven weeks right now. You don’t just jump back into the lineup one day. You have to progress a bit every day. “Everything felt good but we’ll see how it (forearm) reacts tomorrow (Wednesday). That’s a good indicator. But there are no complaints with the way it felt today (Monday).”
Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul nears game action, skates with team
Published On: Mar 11 2013 04:23:39 PM EDT Updated On: Mar 11 2013 04:23:39 PM EDT
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