OCR's Curtis Zupke confirmed today that Joffrey Lupul experienced a setback in his rehabilitation related to the return of the blood infection he had previously cleared following surgery on a herniated disc. According to the report, the best case scenario timetable would involve Lupul returning to physical activity in September and returning to action in November. That matches closely with what Zupke told Team 1260's Bob Stauffer last week according to a tweet by ALLDUCKS, which noted that Lupul was likely out until December.
The Ducks have made a few moves at forward this offseason, trading Mike Brown at the Draft, waiving Ryan Carter in July and acquiring Aaron Voros in the Steve Eminger trade. The team is also rumored to be interested in a few forwards, most notably Paul Kariya. However, it is unclear how Lupul's injury will affect the team's roster-building for the remainder of the offseason.