Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Leafs Forwards Lupul and Van Riemsdyk to Miss Rest of Season

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Leafs Forwards Lupul and Van Riemsdyk to Miss Rest of Season

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Leafs lose forwards Lupul and van Riemsdyk

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TORONTO - Toronto Maple Leafs wingers James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul are both done for the season.

The team confirmed early Thursday evening that neither the 26-year-old van Riemsdyk nor the 32-year-old Lupul will play again this season.

Van Riemsdyk broke his left foot in early January and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks. His recovery has taken longer than expected, however, and he remains on crutches with a walking boot.

He is hopeful to begin skating in mid-March, but won't be ready to return before the end of the regular season, which concludes for the Leafs on April 9. He is expected to be ready for the start of next season.

Van Riemsdyk was enjoying perhaps his best all-around NHL season under Leafs coach Mike Babcock before he was injured Jan. …

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