Lupul-less Leafs look to reset against Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby faces off against the Leafs' Tyler Bozak during the first...

The Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby faces off against the Leafs' Tyler Bozak during the first period of a game on March 14, 2013. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency)

Dave Hilson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:23 PM ET

TORONTO - The Maple Leafs are probably hoping they can develop a strong case of collective amnesia and put a disappointing loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night behind them.

But they’ll most likely have to do it without Joffrey Lupul.

Coach Randy Carlyle said after the Leafs’ optional skate on Saturday morning at the Air Canada Centre that Lupul, who is tied for the team lead in goals with six with Phil Kessel, was having further testing on his bruised foot. He did not play against the Blue jackets after injuring it in practice earlier in the week, and he was not among the 12 players who skated Saturday.

“Lupes is gone for a CT scan to get a more in-depth diagnosis of the injury. We don’t think there is anything more. The swelling has subsided,” Carlyle said.

The Leafs suffered a horrific third-period collapse in Columbus, allowing four third-period goals in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.


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