Frattin nearing a return

Former UND standout Matt Frattin is nearing his return to action for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Frattin, after a torrid start, has missed nearly a month now with a knee injury. The Edmonton product initially injured his knee at the end of last season.

Frattin has been practicing and will be back any day now for the Leafs, who will welcome his goal-scoring ability. Despite missing a month of the season, Frattin is still third on the team in goals.

Other former player notes:

  • Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks are 19-0-3 and have set the record for the most consecutive games to start a season with a point. Toews has 18 points in 22 games. The Blackhawks take on the Wild tonight.
  • T.J. Oshie is third on the Blues in scoring and still making highlight-reel plays. Check out this assist.
  • Chris Porter has been called up to the Blues and grabbed an assist in his second game up.
  • Brock Nelson has scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time since breaking his jaw in December. Nelson has 35 points in 45 games for Bridgeport. He’s their second-leading scorer.
  • Darcy Zajac has 3 goals in his last 3 games for Albany.
  • Brad Miller tweeted that, while playing in Europe, a fan came and asked for an autograph on one of his cards — a card from when he played for the Green Bay Gamblers. That’s pretty unique.
  • The playoffs are starting for the European guys and I’ll try to get some updates on them soon.

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