Despite being a part of Tuesday’s big Dion Phaneuf trade, Ottawa Senators forward Matt Frattin will not be heading to the Binghamton Senators, but sticking with the Toronto Marlies.
The Senators organization announced on Wednesday that they are loaning Frattin to the Marlies, AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It has not been disclosed how the money works out yet, but a loan like this would allow the teams to split that money however they’d like.
Frattin is on a one-way contract that pays him $800,000 and expires after this season.
It’s a nice situation for the Marlies, who get to bring in Tobias Lindberg via trade and retain Frattin, who has put up nine goals and 22 points in 47 AHL games this season. The Marlies are on a fantastic run and should be the favorites to win the Calder Cup heading into the postseason.
The move could indicate a lack of interest in retaining Frattin on the behalf of the Senators. He may have just been a piece of the trade they had to take and little more.
The #Sens today loaned forward Matt Frattin to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies.
— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) February 10, 2016