Maple Leafs' Lupul Breaks Forearm, Out Six Weeks

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Reuters
Toronto Maple Leafs All-Star left wing Joffrey Lupul will miss at least six weeks after breaking his right forearm, the National Hockey League team said on Thursday.

Toronto Maple Leafs All-Star left wing Joffrey Lupul will miss at least six weeks after breaking his right forearm, the National Hockey League team said on Thursday.

Lupul, who recently signed a five-year, $26 million contract, was injured during Wednesday's win over the Pittsburgh Penguins when a shot by team mate Dion Phaneuf struck him in front of the net.

"He's a huge part of our team up front, and it's terrible when you lose a guy like that," Phaneuf told reporters.

Lupul was scoreless in three games but ranked second among the Maple Leafs in goals (25) and points (67) last season.