Matt Frattin set to return as Leafs host Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto January 9, 2010. (REUTERS/ Mike Cassese)

Ian Shantz, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:10 PM ET

Matt Frattin says he is fit to play again.

His Maple Leafs coach would not confirm if the forward will be in the lineup, saying only "he's available to us."

But unless Randy Carlyle has something against the forward, who was skating at a point-per-game clip prior to being sidelined with knee problems 10 games into the season, Frattin will be in the lineup when Toronto hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at the Air Canada Centre.

"I'm ready to play tonight. I told them I'm ready to play," Frattin said following his team's morning skate.

The Maple Leafs will surely make room for the forward, who has been on the shelf for the previous 12 games.

Frattin skated on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur in the morning, wiring several pucks past goalie James Reimer, who is slated to be back in the crease tonight.


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