Joffrey Lupul is expected to make his preseason debut tonight when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres.
Lupul had been out with back spasms for the first week of training camp, but got through his first practice on Wednesday and spent Friday's entire practice with the team.
Lupul scored 11 goals and seven assists with a plus- 8 rating through only 16 games last season due to a broken arm and concussion.
Also expected back between the pipes tonight is goaltender Jonathan Bernier.
Bernier left Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators and did not practice Friday. He was dealing with irritation on his knee from new equipment and left after the first period.