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UPDATE: As per David Alter of Sportsnet 590 The Fan, forward Matt Frattin is expected to return to the lineup when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday.
Frattin is pegged to skate on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur in his return. If the second unit of Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski and Jay McClement is kept intact, Leo Komarov appears bound to join the fourth line.
The gaggle of injured Toronto Maple Leafs is slowly returning to health. James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail suggests Colton Orr will be available Wednesday (vs. Montreal Canadiens), goalie James Reimer might be a-go for Thursday (vs. New York Islanders), and forward Matt Frattin appears to be only a week away.
While Orr is expected to take over for Mike Brown (lower-body injury), and Reimer should serve as fill-in for Ben Scrivens in the second contest of back-to-back games, it will be interesting to see who eventually comes out of the lineup for Frattin. Enjoying great chemistry with Nazem Kadri before he went under the knife for minor knee surgery, the 25-year-old winger will likely bump either Leo Komarov (more probable) or Clarke MacArthur from the Leafs' third (if we're still calling it that) forward line. In which case, fourth-liners David Steckel and Frazer McLaren are top candidates to sit out in the subsequent shuffle.