Lupul (abdomen) failed his second physical and will begin the season on long-term injured reserve, Daren Millard of Sportsnet reports.
Lupul used his verified Instagram account on Sunday to suggest he did not fail a physical as the Leafs announced late last week, reports the Toronto Star.
As anticipated, Lupul (abdomen) did not pass his physical Thursday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Lupul, who missed the entire Maple Leafs' campaign with a sports hernia injury, failed a physical at the end of the season, Kristen Shilton of TSN reports.
Lupul was left unprotected by the Maple Leafs for the upcoming expansion draft, despite missing the entire season to injury. All other NHL players who missed the whole season because of injury were ruled ineligible for the draft, reports the Toronto Star.
Lupul remains on Toronto's long-term injured reserve list.
Lupul (sports hernia) will start the 2016-17 season on injured reserve, Paul Hendrick of Leafs TV reports.
Lupul (sports hernia) is a buyout candidate after playing in just 280 games in the last six seasons.
Lupul (sports hernia) is currently able to participate in light training activities and is expected to return in time for 2016-17 training camp, Dhiren Mahiban of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Lupul (abdomen) will miss the remainder of the season, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.