Leafs’ Riley Staying With Club, Lupul Needs X-Rays

Leafs_Joffrey_Lupul_Phil_Kessel_1On the good, Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle announced rookie d-man Morgan Rielly would stick with the club for the season, rather than be dispatched back to WHL Moose Jaw.

Rielly, 19, has appeared in eight games for the Leafs this year, notching four assists while averaging over 18 minutes per night.

The bad is that All-Star forward Joffrey Lupul, who hobbled off the ice during Thursday’s practice and didn’t return. Lupul took a puck off the foot (Carlyle appeared perturbed Lupul wasn’t wearing a shot blocker on his skates) and was headed for X-rays.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk

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