Hearing set for Maple Leafs' Joffrey Lupul

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul celebrates a goal during a shootout against the Buffalo...

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul celebrates a goal during a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto December 27, 2013. (ERNEST DOROSZUK/QMI Agency)

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:42 PM ET

Will the Maple Leafs new shootout ace be shut down by the NHL for a game or two? Joffrey Lupul will find out Friday when he has a phone hearing with Brendan Shanahan of the NHL’s department of player safety. As expected, Lupul will have to face the music for a cross check to the neck of Patrick Eaves in the Winter Classic.

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