That's actually a really good point. I never thought about that. How was Pronger allowed to do this while still under contract? Anyway, it's pretty easy to see that the Leafs organization doesn't want Lupul to be visible in at all. He made waves for one day talking about the Leafs cheating to get him off the books, and was silenced pretty quickly. Seems he doesn't like the organization much now, and they have no need for him. So neither side would want him to be present at Leafs events.