The Oilers have acquired Mark Fraser from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Cameron Abney and the right to Teemu Hartikainen.
Fraser has been a healthy scratch in Toronto for the last 12 games. After the Maple Leafs traded for Tim Gleason, Fraser became expendable. He was likely a candidate to be placed on waivers once Dave Bolland was healthy, this trade allows them to not have to make a roster move and gives them some extra cap-space. Fraser is a physical D-man who has one assist and a minus-8 rating in 19 games this season.
Fraser (lower-body) will miss his second consecutive game tonight.
Fraser was injured in the first period of Saturday's game against the Sabres. Morgan Rielly will stay in the lineup with Fraser out. Rielly was a plus-1 in 17:45 on Tuesday. Consider Fraser questionable for Saturday versus Washington.
Fraser was injured on Saturday after playing just 3:54. Fraser is day-to-day and says it is another MCL issue but in a different area of the ligament. Morgan Rielly draws into the lineup tonight with Fraser out.
Mark fraser says he's good to go and hopes to get in friday against his former team.
Fraser was injured in the second contest of the season and has missed the last 13 games. The Maple Leafs have a number of capable defensemen right now so it will be interesting to see who comes out for Fraser or if he continues to sit. My guess would be Paul Ranger.
Fraser twisted his knee on a hit from Jay Rosehill and left the game and did not return.
Fraser reportedly left the arena on crutches which would suggest he may miss an extended period of time. We will wait for an update from the Maple Leafs, but this injury likely opens the door for Morgan Rielly to make his NHL debut on Saturday.