The Maple Leafs have lost a point-a-game player.
Matt Frattin, who has 10 points in 10 games, will be out a least a week and probably longer once he has a surgical procedure done on his left knee.
It’s the same knee that Frattin had surgery on last June. Frattin will go under the knife in the next 24 hours.
“He had an issue with his MCL that was corrected, it is something that has flared up and it is not something that the doctors feel is a long-term thing, but definitely have some concern,” coach Randy Carlyle said after practice at the MasterCard Centre on Wednesday.
“He could probably play with it and we could look after it at the end of the year, but if he has any inkling from the outside here ... (we just want to) take care of these situations as quickly as possible. We thought it was the best decision. We think he can be playing before the end of the month.”
Jay McClement took Frattin’s spot on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur.
Maple Leafs' Matt Frattin to have knee surgery
Toronto Sun | Feb 13