The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Matt Frattin, Ben Scrivens and a second-round pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Jonathan Bernier.
The 25-year-old forward was in and out of the Maple Leafs lineup this season, but showed flashes of scoring ability at the NHL level before getting injured. He had seven goals and six assists (13 points) in 25 games this season. Frattin has just 28 points in 82 career NHL games.
Nonis says Frattin is a game-time decision but hints that "he may need more time".
The Mike Brown trade was to make room for Frattin, but according to Nonis he might not be ready tonight. Check back for Frattin's status prior to game-time, his status might not be certain until after warmups.
Matt Frattin has been cleared for contact. Will take part in first full contact practice tomorrow
Frattin (knee) has been out since February 11 but should be back in the lineup soon now that he was medically cleared for contact. Frattin was one of the Maple Leafs best players before getting hurt. He will look to pick-up where he left-off when he gets back. He has seven goals and three assists in 10 games this season.
Matt Frattin has joined Leafs at morning skate in Ottawa.
This is the first time Frattin has skated since undergoing an operation to remove scar-tissue from his knee. He is not a full participant in practice but he is out there testing his knee. Frattin was playing great before the operation recording 7 G and 3 A in 10 games. He is still likely a minimum of a week away from returning to the Leafs lineup.
Leafs have put Matt Frattin on IR. Carlyle made it sound like they're hoping he's back by end of month, so expect much longer than a week.
More bad news for the Maple Leafs as his original timetable of a one week absence looks like it was on the low-side. Monitor Frattin's status going forward, but it looks like he is going to miss a couple of weeks.
Matt frattin is undergoing a procedure to his surgically-repaired knee that could keep him out of the lineup for a week. #tmltalk
This is unfortunate news for Frattin and the Maple Leafs as he has been one of the NHL's hottest players since being recalled from the Toronto Marlies. He has 7 goals and 3 assists in 10 games this season as well as a +6. The procedure isn't expected to be serious and he shouldn't be out any longer than a week.
Matt Frattin has been recalled from the Marlies to replace the injured Joffrey Lupul.
It remains to be seen where Frattin will play in the lineup, but this is a great opportunity for the young forward to proves he belongs in the NHL. Where he plays in the lineup and how much ice time he gets will ultimately determine his fantasy value.