Because despite being a member of the Maple Leafs for the entire 2015-16 season to date, Corrado hasn't suited up once for them. The 22-year-old did play seven games for the Marlies, scoring three assists for them over that time period, but that's been it.
This is due, largely in part, to waiver wire rules. Corrado has to stay on the Leafs' NHL roster in order to remain a member of the Leafs organization - something the team obviously wants, even though they haven't been playing him.
When asked about his situation, all Corrado can really say is that he's doing his best in practice and keeping himself ready for the day he eventually is called on to suit up in the NHL - whenever that day may be. "It's not like I can go play anywhere else right now."
Even though Mike Babcock has yet to play him, though, he says he does have a plan for the defenceman (who is the second-youngest on the roster, older than just Morgan Rielly):
Babcock on Corrado: We have a plan for him. just because we haven't shared it yet doesn't mean we don't have a plan for him.— David Alter (@dalter) December 8, 2015
It's hard to discern just what that plan might be, though.
Interesting development. Frankie Corrado is wearing a forward's practice jersey. He has yet to play a game this season.— David Alter (@dalter) December 7, 2015
Whatever it is, hopefully it's enacted soon. The Leafs are playing their 28th game of the season tonight. That's 28 games Corrado has been sitting for.