The Toronto Maple Leafs may have weathered their two-week injury storm.
Coach Randy Carlyle said Tuesday that goaltender James Reimer and forward Matt Frattin, both sidelined by knee injuries and both originally projected to be out for a minimum of one week, could be available for Thursday’s game against the Islanders in New York.
James Reimer is practicing again.. Looking like he’s getting closer and closer to returning.
Reimer has posted a 6-3-0 record (2.31 GAA, .929 save percentage) in 10 games played this season. With Reimer on the shelf, Ben Scrivens has surpassed him in playing time; Scrivens has gone 6-5-0 (2.18 GAA, .928 save percentage) in 12 games played.
Carlyle says its possible Reimer and Frattin would be available for Thursday.
Frattin, who required a medical procedure on his surgically repaired knee, was on a point-per-game pace prior to his setback. In 10 games with the club this season, the 25-year-old winger has scored seven goals and three assists. He is a plus-six.
Neither Frattin nor Reimer has played since Feb. 11, when Reimer left a game versus the Philadelphia Flyers with a minor MCL sprain.
The Leafs, currently seventh in the East, have gone 4-3-0 without Reimer and Frattin in the lineup. They host the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday.
The Leafs Colton Orr (lower body), who did not travel with the team on its last road trip, skated with the club Tuesday and should be ready for Wednesday’s game. Mike Brown (lower body) skated on his own at the Air Canada Centre but did not participate in the team’s full practice.
Cool stat on #Leafs Matt Frattin, he leads the league in points per minutes played. Very effective player when healthy. #tmltalk