Matt Frattin was his speedy self during most of yesterday’s game-day skate. Then he ran out of gas.

“I was bagging it at the end (of the morning skate), so that’s usually a good sign that I’m not playing,” the Maple Leafs forward said.

The Maple Leafs forward was sidelined for an 11th consecutive game as he continues to recover from a minor cartilage procedure that was performed as a follow-up to having reconstructive knee surgery in May.

Frattin is listed as being day-to-day, but it seems unlikely he’ll be in the lineup when Toronto takes on Boston on the road tonight.

“The knee is still a little sore and a little swollen,” he said.

Frattin had racked up seven goals and 10 points playing alongside red-hot Nazem Kadri prior to being shut down.

“That’s probably the hardest part, just trying to be patient,” he said. “It’s just not ready.”


The Maple Leafs should be satisfied with the first half of the season. But they shouldn’t rest easy on any of the results.

That was the message from head coach Randy Carlyle heading into last night’s Battle of Ontario Version 3.0 at the Air Canada Centre.