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What better way to launch the new blog than with good news. Matt Frattin’s been recalled by the Maple Leafs after a two goal outing with the Marlies on Sunday. Given the Marlies are in the middle of an 18-day roadie, it was the team bus that taxied Frattin to the airport with a whole hockey team to wish him luck.

The cheers as he walks up the aisle are my favourite. Check it out.

Official Press Release

Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday that the hockey club has recalled forward Matt Frattin from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The Maple Leafs placed Tim Connolly on injured reserve with an upper-body injury on Monday and he is expected to miss 10-to-14 days.

Frattin, 23, has appeared in 11 regular season games for the Maple Leafs this season, collecting one assist and six penalty minutes. The 6-0, 200-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta registered his first career NHL point, an assist, October 24 at Philadelphia. He was assigned to the Marlies on November 1 and played three games, registering three points (two goals, one assist) and 13 shots on goal.

The Toronto Marlies will continue their nine-game road trip tonight when they visit the Oklahoma City Barons. The Marlies next home game will take place on Saturday, November 19 at 3 p.m. when they host the Rochester Americans at Ricoh Coliseum. Tickets for Marlies home games this season start at only $10. For all ticket information, please call 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit

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