Lupul has blood infection

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ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks forward Joffrey Lupul is expected to miss all of training camp and will not be ready for the start of the regular season due to a blood infection.

The Orange County Register reported on Tuesday that Lupul had a recurrence of the condition approximately one month ago and was forced to stop his conditioning for the season. Results of blood tests taken recently confirmed the return of the infection.

The paper also revealed that Lupul will have to take antibiotics for the next month and cannot undertake any physical activity. He will be reevaluated on Sept. 20, just after the Ducks start training camp.

Lupul, who had surgery a week before Christmas to repair a herniated disc in his back, tallied 10 goals and 14 points in 23 games for Anaheim.

The blood infection was originally discovered during a second procedure on his back, and Ducks general manager Bob Murray said in late January that he believed the infection was finally under control.

However, the 26-year-old did not suit up for the remainder of the year.

Anaheim begins its 2010-11 regular season on Oct. 8 at Detroit.


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