Frank Corrado will be free at last, probably.
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock told reporters that the young defenceman is likely to make his season debut Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Corrado’s lack of usage has been the source of much angst from fans, media, and the player himself through one month of regular season play.
The Leafs claimed the righty off of waivers at the beginning of the 2015-16 season when he couldn’t crack the Vancouver Canucks out of camp.
He didn’t suit up for Toronto until December, and with Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Carrick, Matt Hunwick and Roman Polak all under contract, the Toronto native has been on the outside looking in once again.
The 23-year-old finished last season with one goal and five assists in 39 games.
Babcock also mentioned that Peter Holland and Hunwick would be in the lineup for Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh.