Jan 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Matt Frattin (39) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Leafs beat the Sabres 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Frattin Out For A Week With Knee Injury

Matt Frattin will be sidelined for a week with a knee injury. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward has an issue with his MCL that will require a procedure to fix. Frattin injured his left knee last May during the Calder Cup playoffs and needed surgery to repair it. Since being called up to replace Joffrey Lupul when he went down with a fractured forearm, Frattin has been the Leafs’ most consistent player. He has posted 10 points in just 10 games and sits second in team goal scoring with seven.

Frattin has quickly developed a tremendous chemistry with Nazem Kadri, who is tied with Phil Kessel for the team lead in points. The ‘Toronto Marlies’ line of Kadri, Frattin, and Leo Komarov has been one of the more pleasant surprises for head coach Randy Carlyle and Maple Leaf fans so far this season. With Frattin now expected to miss a few games, Jay McClement skated on the third line at practice on Wednesday.

Frattin is just the latest of a string of Leafs that have caught the injury bug. Lupul will most likely be out for another month, Carl Gunnarsson is still dealing with groin issues, and perhaps most concerning, goaltender James Reimer will now miss at least a week with an MCL injury of his own. Jussi Rynnas has been called up from the Marlies to take his place.

Next Maple Leafs Game Full schedule »
Friday, Oct 3131 Oct7:00at Columbus Blue JacketsBuy Tickets

Tags: Injured Matt Frattin Toronto Maple Leafs

comments powered by Disqus