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.