Maple Leafs stars Lupul, van Riemsdyk to miss rest of season
TORONTO — The Maple Leafs will be without forwards James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul for the rest of the season, the team confirmed Thursday.
The 26-year-old van Riemsdyk broke his left foot on Jan. 9 in San Jose and was expected to miss six to eight weeks. His recovery has taken longer than expected, however, and he remains on crutches with a walking boot.
Lupul, meanwhile, continues to be hampered by various injuries. The latest will require the 32-year-old to have sports hernia surgery. He last played on Feb. 6 before sitting with a ''middle-body injury'' as the team described it.