The Maple Leafs winger skated Tuesday for the first time since separating his shoulder March 6 in a game against the Boston Bruins.
“I’m 100 per cent. I’ve had a full summer of training. I’ll be ready to go,” said Lupul, moments after a half-hour skate at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke under the eye of strength and conditioning coach Anthony Belza.
“It’s been too long of a summer,” Lupul added. “Obviously, the way things ended for our team, struggling down the stretch last year, and myself getting injured and missing the last 16 games.
“It’s been a long break, and I can’t wait to get back and play. It should be an exciting year.”