Joffrey Lupul will have surgery tomorrow on a herniated disc in his back, a team spokesperson confirmed. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Del Rey Hospital. If the surgery is successful, Lupul will be able to return to play in 6-8 weeks.
Lupul began suffering back spasms during the preseason, and attempted to play through the pain until Nov. 19, when he rested for two weeks before attempting a comeback on Dec. 4 in Minnesota. He played the next three games, scoring four goals, before experiencing numbness in his leg as a result of his back injections.