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Kings send down Vey — Fraser on the way up? (Update: Yes)

Apr 22, 2014, 9:13 AM EDT

Colin Fraser, Antoine Roussel AP

The Los Angeles Kings sent forward Linden Vey down to AHL Manchester yesterday, but they may have a key figure from their 2012 Stanley Cup run joining them in the near future.

L.A. Kings Insider’s Jon Rosen reports forward Colin Fraser could be recalled and for the role players on the Kings, it’s a shot across the bow to them that they’re not doing their jobs.

Fraser was a key fourth line player for the Kings in 2012 and played a similar role with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He’s a player that coach Darryl Sutter trusts to do what he’s asked and to play the kind of fourth line grinding style he likes.

In 33 games with the Kings this season, Fraser had no goals and two assists with 30 penalty minutes. He averaged 9:59 played per game, so his role was minimal but one Sutter values.

With the Kings down 2-0 to the San Jose Sharks, Sutter wants the team to get back to the style of play that best fits them and Fraser could play a small part in that.

Update: Fraser has indeed been called up.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    The Kings are going to come out hitting tonight. Hope it leads to some dumb penalties and PP goals for the Sharks. Make the series 3-0 tonight SJ!

  2. patthehockeyfan - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Recalling Fraser is a shot across the bow to the Kings that they’re not doing their jobs? I think 6 – 3 and a 7 – 2 defeats probably already gave them an inkling.

    How ya’ doing, sharks? Couple of great games by your team. Can’t wish you luck, though. :)

    • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Might be that the grit guys aren’t playing with enough grit. Fraser’s a good grit guy.

      • patthehockeyfan - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

        We have more issues than just grit, wtf. So far, so ugly. Watch for a surprise or two tonight with healthy scratches. Sutter is an unhappy man.

  3. sjsharksfan11 - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Cheap shot Edmonton castoff punk. Bet the Kings still wish they had Carcillo.

    • wtfkwp - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      A Sharks fan has the nerve to complain about “cheap shots” in relation to this series. LMFAO!

  4. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    Been good Pat. Exciting series so far. Watched Sundays game at a pub in LA. Met some cool Kings fans, surprisingly! 😛
    I am worried about these 2 games in LA. Hopefully the Sharks can at least win 1.

    • patthehockeyfan - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      All of us Kings fans are cool. 😉

      Exciting is a good word to describe the series so far. I honestly couldn’t tell you since I watched most of both games with my eyes covered. Oy! This has been bad for us.

      Quick wins the Jennings Trophy last week for fewest goals allowed, and celebrates by giving up 12 in two games. 😦

      There are going to be a lot of bruised players by the end of the game tonight. Hope no one gets seriously hurt.

  5. sjsharks66 - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I’ve noticed both games Brown has pushed a King into Quick. Haha that’s our good luck charm. Tonight should be a great game.

  6. sharksman - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

    Go Sharks !!!

  7. hookersdontsnuggle - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    I’ll be at Game 4. Hopefully gonna see the Sharks bring out the brooms. SHARKS HOCKEY.

  8. aldog83 - Apr 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    Kings are going to need 2012 Brown and Richards.

    2013 Toffolli.

    And a “Hole lotta balls”

    To win tonight.

    Time to “Stand on your Head” QUICK!


    San Jose crowd was amazing.

    Kings fans at Staples need to “Step Up”

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