Joffrey Lupul fails independent medical test

Toronto Maple Leafs' forward Joffrey Lupul has failed an independent medical test to clear him to come back to the game, a source has stated Tuesday.

The NHL has confirmed the Maple Leafs' diagnostic they made about their forward last month, stating the he was inept to return to the Leafs' lineup. With the being said, Lupul has been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve and will not touch his $5.75 million salary this season, and it will not affect the team's salary cap.

Lupul has been sidelined since February 2016 after he suffered a hernia. He failed for the first time a medical test that was supposed to clear him for contact last season and he sat out the entire season.

Lupul was acquired along with Jake Gardiner from the Anaheim Ducks for Francois Beauchemin. In 6 seasons with the leafs, Lupul has played only 280 games and has notched 88 goals and 94 points.

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