News: Lupul is out indefinitely with a broken hand, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: The injury apparently occurred during practice when Lupul stepped on a stick and fell on his hand. He was able to finish the workout and hoped to play Friday, but X-rays earlier in the day confirmed the unfortunate news. The team hasn't shed any light on when Lupul may be able to return, but it's highly likely that he'll be placed on IR and miss multiple weeks due to the injury. With Lupul out, Carter Ashton is in the Leafs' lineup Friday.
News: Bernier is expected to receive the start Friday against the Maple Leafs, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Impact: The Leafs held an optional morning skate during which Bernier wasn't a participant, suggesting he'll receive the nod Friday to kick off the Leafs' weekend back-to-back set. Bernier was hardly tested his last time out in a shutout victory over the Sabres on Tuesday, needing just 10 saves to dispatch the opposition.