By John Vogl
Toronto will be without one of its more potent offensive weapons when it visits Buffalo tonight.
The NHL has suspended Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul for two games for a hit to the head of Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman on Wednesday night. The first game will be against the Sabres in First Niagara Center.
"Lupul approaches from the side and recklessly targets Hedman's head by elevating and making it the principal point of contact," the NHL department of player safety said in its suspension video.
Lupul, who has missed most of the season with a broken arm, has three goals and four points in five games. The suspension will cost him $45,945.94.
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