Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul out day-to-day with bruised calf

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul tries to backhand the puck past Colorado Avalanche goalie...

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul tries to backhand the puck past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov during NHL action in Toronto Tuesday October 8, 2013. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:53 PM ET

The Maple Leafs leave for Nashville on Wednesday afternoon, with Joffrey Lupul already playing a hurting tune.

Lupul, already cursed by injuries, is listed day-to-day after missing morning practice with a bruised lower calf area. He collided with P.A. Parenteau during Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Colorado and experienced some swelling.

“It’s a bit restrictive,” said coach Randy Carlyle as the team packed for Thursday night’s game against the Predators. “He’s had treatment, visited the doctor and it’s nothing other than a bruise.”

Toronto called up two rookie pro forwards from the Marlies as a precaution in case Lupul or someone else can’t play, Josh Leivo and David Broll, as well as defenceman T.J. Brennan.


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