Frattin To Return Against Pens

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

The Toronto Maple Leafs will get a boost tonight as Matt Frattin is expected to return to the lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Frattin has missed the last 12 games after having a procedure to correct a problem with his left knee. He first injured it in last year’s AHL playoffs where it required off-season surgery. Frattin will likely be placed on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur tonight.

There could be a few other lineup modifications for Saturday’s game as well. Jonas Siegel of TSN is reporting that goaltender James Reimer should be back between the pipes against Pittsburgh. Ben Scrivens started on Thursday against the Boston Bruins in the second game of a back-to-back situation for the Leafs.

Defenseman John-Michael Liles was also seen working with the second power play unit at the morning skate today, so there is a possibility he might get the call tonight. Liles has been a healthy scratch for the past 10 games. He has one goal and six points with a plus-2 rating so far this season.

Topics: James Reimer, John-Michael Liles, Matt Frattin, Toronto Maple Leafs

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