The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled rookie forward Matt Frattin, according to NHL.com. The 23-year-old is expected to join the team before they play the Florida Panthers this evening.
The move to recall the forward was done in response to an injury to team center Tim Connolly, who will be out 10-14 days with an upper-body injury. Connolly had registered four points in six games this season with one goal and three assists. Last year for the Buffalo Sabres, he posted 13 goals and 29 assists for 42 points.
Frattin, a former fourth round pick, has 12 career NHL games under his belt. The Edmonton native began the season with the Maple Leafs but was sent down to the American Hockey League after an unproductive start.
Last year in 44 games for the University of North Dakota he scored 36 goals and tallied 24 assists for 60 points.