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The Toronto Maple Leafs kept their undefeated road record alive Friday night, Joffrey Lupul is out with an injury, Alex Burrows gets the first suspension of his career and the Calgary Flames manage to win at home.

Here are the highlights:

Lupul injured again

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that forward Joffrey Lupul would be out indefinitely due to a broken right hand. The accident-prone Leafs winger sustained the injury during practice on Thursday. Reports claim Lupul stepped on a stick and fell. He finished practice, and travelled to Columbus with the team. An X-ray was performed in Columbus, revealing the break. Lupul hasn’t missed a game yet this season, and has two goals and three points in nine games. Last season, he missed 13 games with foot and groin injuries. Matt Frattin filled in for Lupul in the Maple Leafs 4-1 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Lupul on getting hurt in practice yesterday: “Just an awkward fall. I honestly thought nothing of it.”


Burrows suspended 3 games

The NHL’s department of player safety suspended Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows for a late, illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin. Burrows’s first suspension will have him sit out three games. The hit came during Vancouver’s 3-2 overtime victory over Montreal on Thursday night. The NHL claimed that the nature of the hit, as well as his four previous fines factored into the decision. No penalty was assessed on the play, and Emelin returned to the game.

Leafs continue road dominance

The Toronto Maple Leafs won their second game in a row for the first time since Oct. 14. They convincingly downed the injury ravaged Columbus Blue Jackets (4-6-0) 4-1 at the Nationwide Arena. Daniel Winnik recorded …read more

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