• Fraser Inks One-Year Deal With Senators

    News: Mark Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Monday.
    Analysis: As expected, Mark Fraser inked the deal shortly after he was released from his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old stay-at-home defender will likely split time between the NHL and AHL in 2015-16.
  • Leafs Release Fraser, Will Sign With Sens

    News: Mark Fraser has been released by his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs, reports TSN.ca. He is expected to sign with the Senators.
    Analysis: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun says Mark Fraser will sign in Ottawa on a deal worth $800,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. He's a stay-at-home crease clearer who won't have a lot of value in the fantasy arena.
  • Fraser Returns To Leafs On PTO

    News: Mark Fraser signed a professional tryout contract with the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
    Analysis: Mark Fraser previously skated with the Maple Leafs for 64 games in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, but he'd do well just to crack the Opening Night roster this time around. The 28-year-old ended up making 34 appearances with the Devils last season when injuries decimated their blue line, but he provided little in the way of production, failing to score a goal and contributing a mere four assists. Fraser will likely just be a depth body in training camp, though he could secure a spot as the club's seventh defenseman if the Maple Leafs prefer to give some of their younger candidates more development time at AHL Toronto.
  • Fraser Credited With Assist In Devils Win

    News: Mark Fraser was credited with an assist, four hits, and four blocked shots in Tuesday's win over the Predators.
    Analysis: The improved play of Eric Gelinas has cost Mark Fraser a regular lineup spot in recent weeks, but he's at least been able to draw back in for the last three games. He's not been totally useless during that time with nine PIM and eight hits in addition to the assist, but the general lack of offensive production throughout his career puts a definite ceiling on his fantasy value.
  • Devils' Fraser Poised To Play Friday

    News: Mark Fraser skated on the Devils' third defensive pair during warm ups, and appears likely to play Friday against the Ducks, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: While it looks like Mark Fraser will play, his presence won't mean much to fantasy owners. The 28-year-old defenseman has only tallied one assist through five games with New Jersey this season.
  • Devils' Fraser Skips Practice With Possible Injury

    News: Mark Fraser missed Thursday's practice with a suspected hand injury, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Mark Fraser appeared to take a slash to the hand in Wednesday's victory over the Kings. It's possible the Devils just wanted to give him a maintenance day, so his status for Friday's game against the Ducks likely won't be known until the Devils hold their gameday skate.
  • Devils Recall Fraser From AHL Albany

    News: Mark Fraser was recalled from AHL Albany on Saturday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: With Eric Gelinas (illness) and Peter Harrold (face) unavailable for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Mark Fraser is expected to enter the lineup for his Devils debut. Though he produced a modest three points in 18 games for Albany, he was the only player on the AHL squad with any experience at the NHL level, which likely influenced the Devils' decision to bring him aboard.
  • Devils Ink Fraser To Two-Way Deal

    News: Mark Fraser signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Thursday and was re-added to AHL Albany's roster, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Mark Fraser had previously been on an AHL-only deal, so the new contract will allow him to report to the Devils should the team require a call-up on the blue line. He was placed on waivers earlier in the day to facilitate the transaction, and predictably went unclaimed.
  • Devils' Fraser Placed On Waivers Thursday

    News: Mark Fraser was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
    Analysis: Mark Fraser signed with the Devils on an AHL-only deal in the offseason and has spent the entire season with Albany. His placement on waivers could be for the purpose of accepting a release, as the defenseman may prefer to pursue another opportunity at this time.
  • Oilers To Sit Fraser On Friday

    News: Mark Fraser (groin) will not play Friday.
    Analysis: Mark Fraser came away with a goal in Thursday's loss to the Blues, but also seems to have sustained an injury during the course of action. He'll be replaced by Philip Larsen on defense Friday.