Leafs waive Frattin, Booth debut near?

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It’s not the shakeup many expected, but it’s still a change — following last night’s 9-2 loss to Nashville, Toronto put Matt Frattin on waivers.

The move is likely to facilitate the return of David Booth, who’s yet to play this year because of a broken foot. The veteran winger could be back when the Leafs host the Bolts on Thursday.

As for Frattin, the 26-year-old speedster didn’t have much success in his second stint with the Leafs. Traded from Toronto to L.A. as part of the Jonathan Bernier deal in June of ’13, Frattin split last season between the Kings and Jackets before being re-acquired by Toronto in July (for Jerry D’Amigo).

Frattin’s only appeared in six games this year, and hasn’t played since a 5-4 win over the Rangers on Nov. 8.