Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul: A lot more than a comeback

TORONTO – On the hard wooden bench in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ dressing room, there rests the only evidence that Joffrey Lupul ever had a back problem. It comes in the form of a foam pad, light blue, a couple of inches thick, designed to keep his spine aligned. He said he uses it now because it’s “just more comfortable,” and his teammates tease him, calling it the La-Z-Boy. But there is nothing lazy about Lupul, and that’s why you would never know about the surgeries, the mysterious infection, the IV antibiotics, [...]